Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

Click this link to see Major & Minor Course Offerings in Hispanic Studies, Spring 2022

Please email hisp@cofc.edu if you have any questions about registering!  Please see course flyers in our Facebook album.

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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

HISP Faculty Focus, December 2021: Prof. Tina Maric
Posted on 5 December 2021 | 2:49 pm
HISP Faculty Focus, December 2021: Prof. Tina Maric Hispanic Studies is pleased to be able to feature Prof. Tina Maric as its Faculty Focus for December 2021. Prof. Maric joined the Department of Hispanic Studies in the fall of 2020, where she has since ably served in the capacity of Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish. Prior […]
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HISP Student Focus, December 2021: Mr. Jerry Windhorn (’23)
Posted on 5 December 2021 | 2:48 pm
HISP Student Focus, December 2021: Mr. Jerry Windhorn (’23) Hispanic Studies is proud to feature Mr. Jerry Windhorn (Class of 2023) as its Student Focus for December 2021. A recent transfer to the College of Charleston who is pursuing a B.A. in Spanish along with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Jerry has […]
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Hispanic Studies’ Faculty Focus, November 2021: Dr. Antonio Pérez-Núñez
Posted on 4 November 2021 | 2:23 pm
Hispanic Studies’ Faculty Focus for November 2021 is Dr. Antonio Peréz-Núnez Dr. Peréz-Núnez, an Associate Professor in Hispanic Studies as of fall 2021, joined the College of Charleston in 2015 after completing his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics, with a concentration in the field of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, at the University of Illinois, […]
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Upcoming Events

February 3rd from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Come speak Spanish with students, friends and professors! There will be games, icebreakers and more! [...]
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February 23rd from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Dr. Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson Linguistics Lecture Series presents a lecture by Anna María Escobar, professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on [...]
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February 25th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Come speak Spanish with students, friends and professors! There will be games, icebreakers and more! [...]
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March 17th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Come speak Spanish with students, friends and professors! There will be games, icebreakers and more! [...]
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