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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

Home to the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Spanish HISP mural
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

Coty Hoover, Spanish ’15, Accepted into Spanish MA Program at USC
Posted on 5 April 2017 | 11:39 am
Coty Hoover, a CofC Spanish major who graduated in May 2015,  has been accepted into the Spanish M.A. program at the University of South Carolina with tuition remission and a graduate assistantship.
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Dr. Weyers’ Study to Appear in the _International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest_
Posted on 31 March 2017 | 5:39 am
Professor Joseph R. Weyers’ article “Cross national forms of address in the US and Mexico: Addressing the consumer aquí y allí” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.
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Studies by Drs. Chauca and Divine Appear in _Hispanófila_
Posted on 28 March 2017 | 11:33 am
Professor Edward Chauca’s study “Fanatismo en tiempos de guerra y neoliberalismo: Poeta ciego de Mario Bellatin y Un ejército de locos de José B. Adolph,” and Professor Susan Divine’s article “Recuperating Losses: History, Spectacle, Motility in Julio Medem’s Room in Rome/Habitación en Roma” were both published in the latest issue (December 2016) of the refereed journal Hispanófila.
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College of Charleston Hosts 84th Meeting of SECOL
Posted on 13 March 2017 | 10:15 am
Due to the efforts of Drs. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (Organizer) and Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson (Co-Organizer), the College of Charleston sponsored the 84th Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics on March 8-11, 2017.  CofC students Bethany Blamphin and Torrie Buchanan also collaborated with their research presentations.  Click here for the complete conference program. The following co-sponsored this […]
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