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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

CofC and The Citadel Announce 14th Annual S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year Contest
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 12:13 pm
The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are proud to announce their 14th annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award for 2018. The three finalists will be recognized and the awardee announced during a ceremony on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Alumni Memorial Hall at the College of Charleston in […]
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Inaugural Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series, Spring 2018
Posted on 8 February 2018 | 5:41 pm
Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series Spring 2018   “Highlighting the career advantages of language study and cultural proficiency”  Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:00-5:00pm, Addlestone Library 227 “Language Studies: Critical Skills in Modern Industry” Louis Richard Doelling General Counsel, MDK Hospitality, LLC A 2009 graduate of The Citadel where he earned his B.A. in Spanish, as […]
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