Department of Hispanic Studies

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About the Department 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. 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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Department News

HispaCasts, Episode 13 (April 12, 2021) Alumna Hallie Ritzu (Class of 2008)
Posted on 12 April 2021 | 3:19 pm
Click the playbar below to hear the 13th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team. Hallie Ritzu – April 12, 2021 In this episode, Dr. Mike Gómez, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies, sits down with Ms. Hallie Ritzu (B.A. Spanish / Political Science) to discuss […]
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HISP Faculty Focus for April 2021: Dr. Raúl Carrillo-Arciniega
Posted on 5 April 2021 | 8:30 am
Dr. Raúl Carrillo-Arciniega is Hispanic Studies’ Faculty Focus for April 2021. Dr. Raúl Carrillo-Arciniega, a member of HISP since 2005, received his doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2004), where he specialized in Latin American Literature. Prior to this, he earned his Licenciatura (with honors) in Hispanic Literature from the Universidad Autónoma de México […]
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HISP Student Focus for April 2021: Mr. Creighton Shelby (’22)
Posted on 5 April 2021 | 8:28 am
Mr. Creighton Shelby (’22) is the Hispanic Studies Student Focus for April 2021. Creighton Shelby, a Spanish Language Education major and Linguistics minor remarks, “For me, Hispanic Studies is home.” When one considers just how much of a part he plays in some of the department’s most important activities –and, thus, how much he forms […]
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