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

HISP Student Focus, March 2021: Mr. Riley Taylor (’22)
Posted on 2 March 2021 | 12:24 pm
Mr. Riley Taylor (’22) is the Hispanic Studies Student Focus for March, 2021. A Spanish major with two minors in International Studies and Communications, Riley Taylor is certainly one of those students who has decided to make the most of his time at the College of Charleston. In the classroom, as anyone who has taught […]
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HISP Faculty Focus, March 2021: Prof. Georgia Schlau
Posted on 2 March 2021 | 12:19 pm
Prof. Georgia Schlau is HISP’s Faculty Focus for March 2021. Prof. Georgia Schlau received her Master’s from the University of South Carolina (’69), where her thesis focused on The Novels of Rafael F. Muñoz, before beginning study for a Ph.D. in Romance Literatures and Languages, at the University of Georgia. Following her graduate-level studies, Ms. […]
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SPAN Major, Isabel Del Mastro (’22), Awarded Sigma Delta Pi Internship Prize
Posted on 17 February 2021 | 12:25 pm
Hispanic Studies’ Spanish major Ms. Isabel Del Mastro (’22) was recently awarded National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi’s inaugural Virtual Internship Scholarship. The internship, to be conducted during the upcoming summer of 2021, will put Ms. Del Mastro into contact with an organization in Medellín, Colombia, in either the field of NGOs & Nonprofits or […]
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Events

March 11th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for the Hispanic Studies Career Seminar, "Language and the Law: How Cultural Fluency and Spanish Proficiency Have Guided My Career Choices," with Hallie Ritzu '08, a member of the Hisp [...]
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March 12th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Practice your Spanish while having fun at Rivers Green! You do not have to be a Spanish major or minor to participate – it is for all students, faculty and staff members who would like to p [...]
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March 16th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall is a cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of protests that toppled the U.S. colony& [...]
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March 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join us for our first session of Cocinar en la Casa Hispana. We will demonstrate via Zoom how to cook Enchiladas a la Michoacan. Please check your CofC email for your Zoom invitation! [...]
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March 23rd from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Join la Casa Hispana and Sigma Delta Pi on Zoom for an evening of poetry, companionship and fun as student and faculty participants read or recite a favorite poem in Spanish or read their own poetry i [...]
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March 26th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Practice your Spanish while having fun at Rivers Green! You do not have to be a Spanish major or minor to participate – it is for all students, faculty and staff members who would like to p [...]
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April 8th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Practice your Spanish while having fun at Rivers Green! You do not have to be a Spanish major or minor to participate – it is for all students, faculty and staff members who would like to p [...]
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April 15th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Join the Hispanic Studies on Zoom for "#LasVidasNegrasImportan: Colonization and Blackness in Puerto Rico," with Bárbara I. Abadía-Rexach, assistant professor of AfroLatinidades in the Latina/ Latin [...]
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