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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Dr. Rodríguez Sabater’s article accepted for publication
Posted on 10 December 2019 | 4:05 pm
Dear HISP Faculty & Friends, I am very happy to announce that Dr. Silvia Rodríguez Sabater’s short-form article, “Food for Thought: Building Socially Conscious Readers and Writers through Exploring Eating Practices and Sustainability Perspectives,” has been accepted for publication in Hispania. Please join me in congratulating her for this significant achievement. All best, Mike Gómez
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HispaCasts: Episode 10, Alumnus Justin Lyons (CofC Class of 2014)
Posted on 6 December 2019 | 10:53 am
Click the playbar below to hear the 10th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team. Justin Lyons – November 2019   Dr. Michael Gómez, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews CofC alumnus Justin Lyons (2014) to discuss his experience at the College of Charleston as a Spanish major and […]
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