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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

Spotlight Portrait

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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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

Dr. Vicki Garrett’s Book Chapter Is Published
Posted on 30 January 2016 | 8:07 pm
Professor Vicki Garrett’s book chapter “Violence, Injury, and Disability in Recent Latin American Film” has been published in Libre acceso: Latin American Literature and Film through Disability Studies, edited by Susan Antebi and Beth E. Jörgensen (Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 2016).
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Dr. Chauca and Garrett’s Study Published
Posted on 4 January 2016 | 11:35 am
Professors Edward Chauca and Vicki Garrett’s article “Haunting Capitalism: Biutiful, the Specter, and Fantasies of the Global Market” has been published in Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings in Contemporary Transhispanic Narratives.
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