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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

The College of Charleston’s Hispanic Studies Department seeks an experienced adjunct lecturer of Spanish for the Spring 2020 semester that begins on January 8.  Native or near-native fluency, at least 18 hours of completed graduate coursework in Spanish, college teaching experience preferred.  Please email letter of interest and résumé to Dr. Michael Gómez, Chair of Hispanic Studies, at gomezm@cofc.edu.

About the Department Home to the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Spanish HISP muralprogram in the Southeast, the Department of Hispanic Studies is unique. We have a dynamic, engaged faculty whose expertise spans the spectrum from linguistics to translation to literature and film. We have a Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies which combines courses in advanced Portuguese language and culture, Portuguese literature in translation, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, History and Political Science. We have a Business Language in Spanish Minor designed for students interested in both Spanish language and business studies, and who would like to work in the international business community.

Message from the Chair

Michael A. Gómez

Michael A. Gómez
Department Chair

Welcome to the College of Charleston’s Department of Hispanic Studies, which boasts the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate program of its kind in the southeast. We are committed to preparing our students for the language demands of a world made increasingly smaller by technology, the global economy, and immigration. Read more

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Students Study Abroad in Brazil
College of Charleston student Casey Wadsworth traveled to Brazil for college credit and to experience life outside of the United States for the first time.
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Video HighlightStudents Study Abroad in Cuba
The College of Charleston study abroad program in Havana, Cuba is designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish, Latin American Caribbean Studies, International Studies and or others who can apply this study towards their degree program.
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HispaCasts: Episode 9, Mike Gómez (Professor and Chair)
Posted on 8 October 2019 | 10:29 am
Click the playbar below to hear the 9th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.Dr. Michael A. Gómez – October 2019   This summer, Professor and Chair Mark Del Mastro accepted the position of associate provost for curriculum and academic administration in the Office of the Provost and […]
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Hispanic Studies, Student Focus for October 2019: Ms. Arianna Alvarado
Posted on 30 September 2019 | 8:00 pm
  Arianna Alvarado (Class of 2021) is Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus for October of 2019. In addition to her declared minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Ms. Alvarado is also engaged in dual Bachelor’s programs: a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies–no small feat! Besides her academic involvement as […]
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