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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

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 now have a Minor in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies!  Launched in Fall 2017, this interdisciplinary minor combines courses in advanced Portuguese language and culture, Portuguese literature in translation, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, History and Political Science. For more information on course requirements, visit the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Minor catalog.


About the Department

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Message from the Chair

Spotlight Portrait

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

Video Highlights

Video Highlight

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

Department of Hispanic Studies Boasts Salient Achievements for AY 2018-19
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 7:35 am
Department of Hispanic Studies Academic Year 2018-19 Salient Achievements 23% increase in declared Spanish majors 4% increase in declared Spanish minors 15% increase in declared Business Language Spanish minors 120% increase in declared Portuguese & Brazilian Studies minors Launch of HispaCasts podcast series (6 episodes to date) New Hispanic Studies Trujillo Scholarship (founded by HISP […]
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Dr. Sarah Owens Receives 2019 LCWA Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty Research
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 6:51 am
On Thursday, May 9, Professor Sarah Owens was presented the 2019 Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty Research by the School of Languages Cultures and World Affairs.
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