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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

The College of Charleston’s Hispanic Studies Department seeks an experienced adjunct lecturer of Spanish for the Spring 2020 semester that begins on January 8.  Native or near-native fluency, at least 18 hours of completed graduate coursework in Spanish, college teaching experience preferred.  Please email letter of interest and résumé to Dr. Michael Gómez, Chair of Hispanic Studies, at gomezm@cofc.edu.

About the Department Home to the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Spanish HISP muralprogram 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. We have a Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies which combines courses in advanced Portuguese language and culture, Portuguese literature in translation, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, History and Political Science. We have a Business Language in Spanish Minor designed for students interested in both Spanish language and business studies, and who would like to work in the international business community.

Message from the Chair

Michael A. Gómez

Michael A. Gómez
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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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

HISP Faculty Focus, November 2019: Marisol Castro-Calzada
Posted on 31 October 2019 | 8:00 pm
Ms. Marisol Castro-Calzada–a 2008 graduate of the College of Charleston’s M.Ed. in Spanish program, as well as of Western Carolina University (B.A. in Business Administration, 2002)–has been an integral part of Hispanic Studies since December of 2008. Since joining the department as an Adjunct Lecturer in Spanish, Ms. Castro-Calzada has expertly taught classes in the […]
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Hispanic Studies, Student Focus for November 2019: Ms. Millie Noury
Posted on 31 October 2019 | 8:00 pm
Millie Noury (Class of 2021) is Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus for November of 2019. An accomplished major in Spanish and Elementary Education, with a minor in Linguistics, Ms. Noury has contributed to the department and wider institution alike in her roles as a veteran Spanish tutor for the Center for Student Learning, Treasurer of Best […]
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Nov 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Join us for the Antonio Pérez-Núñez' talk, "Promoting Intercultural Competence Development in a Globally Connected Course through Flipgrid," part of the Hispanic Studies Teaching Discussion Series.
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