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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

Want to find out more about the Department of Hispanic Studies? Take a closer look at our web pages.

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

Review of Dr. Sarah Owens’ Book Published in _The Post & Courier_
Posted on 14 January 2018 | 11:45 am
A glowing review of Professor Sarah Owens’ book Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire was published in The Post and Courier.  Click here for the online version.
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HISP Faculty Focus, January 2018: Professor Daniel Delgado Díaz
Posted on 6 January 2018 | 1:35 pm
Since he joined the College of Charleston’s faculty as Instructor of Spanish in August 2011, Professor Delgado has not only distinguished himself as an enthusiastic and innovative language instructor in the Department of Hispanic Studies, but his many contributions at various levels reflect his tireless and generous approach to Cougar Nation: Former Director of the […]
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