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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

Video Highlights

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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

Hispanic Studies Faculty Collaborate in 65th Annual MIFLC
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 7:06 pm
Sponsored by the College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, the 65th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC) was held in Charleston on October 15-17, 2015.  Hispanic Studies Faculty collaborated in multiple capacities for this event to include organization and presentation.  Dr. Mark Del Mastro served as the 2015 MIFLC President and […]
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CofC’s and The Citadel’s Chapters of Nat’l Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Name 2015 S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 5:29 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 the winner of their 11th annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award for 2015: Elizabeth Carter of Meadow Glen Middle School (Lexington) Congratulations also to the runners-up: Gicela Mondragon of Montesorri School of Anderson […]
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