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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

Home to the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Spanish 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. Hilary Barnes’ Study Accepted for Publication in _Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics_
Posted on 15 July 2014 | 8:25 pm
Professor Hilary Barnes’ study entitled ”Broad focus declaratives in Veneto-Spanish bilinguals: Peak alignment and language contact,” and co-authored with Dr. Jim Michnowicz of North Carolina State University, has been accepted for publication in Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics.
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Drs. Weyers and Del Mastro Participate in the 96th AATSP Conference in Panama City, Panama
Posted on 12 July 2014 | 10:52 am
At the 96th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in Panama City, Panama from July 8-11, 2014, Dr. Joseph Weyers  presented his study “‘Noticing’ discourse: Increasing our intermediate and advanced students’ oral proficiency”; Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro organized and directed  the 2nd  annual “Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices” […]
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