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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. Gustavo Ogarrio of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana of Mexico Guest Lectures
Posted on 18 April 2014 | 3:06 pm
Professor Gustavo Ogarrio (2nd from left) of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana was guest speaker of the Hispanic Studies Distinguished Lecture Series on April 17, 2014.  Following his presentation “Narrar el Instante: Políticas y Poéticas de la Crónica en América Latina,” Dr. Ogarrio was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Discoverers of the National Collegiate […]
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Drs. Divine, Gómez and Del Mastro Participate in the KFLC
Posted on 14 April 2014 | 12:38 pm
At the 67th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference on 4/10-4/12 in Lexington, KY, three faculty members from the Department of Hispanic Studies participated in various sessions: Dr. Susan Divine presented her study “Nacho Vigalondo and the Recovery of Time and Space,” and she chaired a panel entitled “The Elemental Topographies of Twentieth-Century Spanish Narrative.” Dr. […]
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