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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

Home to the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Spanish HISP mural
program 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. Read more

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Message from the Chair

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Mark P. Del Mastro
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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Casa Hispana
The Casa Hispana is a home where students studying Spanish can learn and grow with peers. The Casa Hispana hosts numerous events each semester and is welcome to all students interested in expanding their Spanish speaking skills.
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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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Department News

Dr. Del Mastro Named “Full Member” of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 pm
Professor Mark P. Del Mastro has been named miembro numerario / full member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.  Dr. Del Mastro is among 13 new members confirmed in March 2015 for contributions that have helped promote Spanish language and Hispanic culture in the U.S., and he is the only person in the State […]
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Drs. Martínez-Gibson and Viñas-de-Puig Participate in 25th Conference of Spanish in the US
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:40 pm
At the 25th Conference on Spanish in the US at The City College of New York on March 26-29, Drs. Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig presented their respective papers: “A study of the effects of language contact and language change in Spanish-language newspapers in South Carolina” and “The TAM paradigm in Eastern North Carolina Spanish.” Professor Viñas-de-Puig […]
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