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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

Dr. Sarah Owens Presents Scholarship & Receives Award
Posted on 7 August 2016 | 12:45 pm
Professor Sarah Owens presented her original work, “Spanish Nuns on the Manila Galleon (1621) at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in Bruges, Belgium on Friday August 19, 2016. The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women selected her article “Crossing Mexico (1620-1621): Franciscan Nuns and Their Journey to the Philippines” for the award for best article in women […]
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Professor Devon Hanahan Named Faculty Marshall
Posted on 5 August 2016 | 5:45 pm
Professor Devon Hanahan has been named the College’s new Faculty Marshall effective August 2016.  This appointment is testimony to the invaluable and numerous contributions Professor Hanahan has made campus-wide and in various capacities over the years.
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