Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

Click this link to see Major & Minor Course Offerings in Hispanic Studies, Fall 2021

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

Majors and Minors  join-a-club Student Focus study abroad  internships.png

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


Video Highlights

Department News

Hispanic Studies Student Focus for September 2021: Ms. Emma Burton, Class of 2022
Posted on 1 September 2021 | 11:18 am
The fall semester is upon us, once again, and with it comes another installment of Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus. Featured this September of 2021 is Ms. Emma Burton (’22)—a double major in Spanish and International Studies (with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean), a minor in Marketing and, last but not least, a […]
Read More
Hispanic Studies Faculty Focus for September 2021: Dr. José Chávarry
Posted on 1 September 2021 | 11:17 am
The Department of Hispanic Studies is very happy to dedicate its Faculty Focus for September 2021 to Dr. José Chávarry. Dr. Chávarry, who joins HISP as an Assistant Professor of Spanish during fall 2021, comes to Charleston by way of Franklin & Marshall College, where he served as Visiting Assistant Professor from 2019 to 2021. […]
Read More
The College Today Features Dr. Carrillo
Posted on 6 August 2021 | 3:57 pm
Be sure to check out the following piece on Hispanic Studies’ Dr. Raúl Carrillo—published CofC’s The College Today—in which Dr. Carrillo speaks about his recent novel, Hotel Francés, and its being awarded the Premio Internacional de Narrativa “Ignacio Manuel Altamirano.” https://today.cofc.edu/2021/07/28/hispanic-studies-faculty-receives-prestigious-international-literary-award-fs/
Read More

More News

Events

September 27th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
Read More
September 29th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 Please join us for the 15th lecture in theHispanic Studies Teaching Discussion Series Innovations and Challenges in Second Language Teaching  Reading and Beyond in the L2 classroom: A [...]
Read More
October 6th from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Join the Brazil in Charleston Speaker Series on Zoom for "Made in Rio," by Renato Oliveira.Oliveira, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, is the owner of Sugarloaf Brazilian Bakery. He will talk about his [...]
Read More
October 11th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
Read More
October 25th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
Read More
November 3rd from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Join the Brazil in Charleston Speaker Series on Zoom for "Brazil l Saudade Collection," by Fer Caggiano.Caggiano will talk about Saudade, a show inspired by the artist's home country, Brazil. The word [...]
Read More
November 8th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
Read More
November 29th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
Read More