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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

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

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

HispaCasts: Episode 8, Devon Hanahan (Senior Instructor and Director of Casa Hispana)
Posted on 5 August 2019 | 4:22 pm
Click the link below to hear the 8th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team. Devon Hanahan Episode 8 – Devon Hanahan – July 17, 2019 Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews Devon Hanahan, Senior Instructor of Spanish, Coordinator of the College of Charleston’s […]
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Dr. Del Mastro Elected Inaugural “Life Member” of HISP Advisory Board
Posted on 3 August 2019 | 6:47 am
During its August 1, 2019 meeting, the Hispanic Studies Advisory Board elected Professor Mark P. Del Mastro, former chair of Hispanic Studies, as inaugural life member for his role founding the Board and related contributions.
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Upcoming Events

Sep 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Practice Portuguese, play games, make new friends! All are welcome! Todos são bem-vindos!
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Sep 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Join us for the annual Constitution Day lecture as Jennifer Nagda presents "Under Attack: The Rights of Children and Families Subject to Immigration Enforcement." Free and open to the campus and...
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Oct 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Practice your Spanish in a pressure-free environment at the CofC Spanish Club Tertulia! Tertulia is a chance for students to speak and interact with faculty, other students and local Spanish speakers...
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