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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

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. Viñas-de-Puig’s Book Chapter Published
Posted on 20 July 2017 | 5:15 am
Professor Ricard Viñas-de-Puig’s book chapter “Psych predicates, light verbs, and Phase Theory: On the implications of Case assignment to the Experiencer in non-leísta experience predicates” has been published in Contemporary advances in theoretical and applied Spanish linguistic variation, edited by Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana and published by Ohio State University Press.
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Dr. Del Mastro Presents at the 99th Annual AATSP Conference
Posted on 10 July 2017 | 8:21 am
Professor Mark P. Del Mastro participated and presented in various capacities during the 99th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP): Co-panelist in the session “Hispania: Publishing your works in academic journals” Member of the AATSP Board of Directors/Collaborator in Board Meetings Organizer and Chair of the Sigma Delta […]
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Dr. Owens’ Annotated Bibliography Accepted for Publication
Posted on 10 July 2017 | 8:06 am
Professor Sara Owens’ annotated bibliography “Women Writers of the Iberian Empire” has been accepted for publication in Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation.  
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Dr. Carl Wise Appointed Interim Associate Director of CLAW
Posted on 29 June 2017 | 6:26 am
Professor Carl Wise has been appointed Interim Associate Director of Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Studies for the 2017-18 academic year.
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