Department of Hispanic Studies

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The College of Charleston’s Hispanic Studies Department seeks an experienced adjunct lecturer of Spanish for the Fall 2020 semester, which begins on August 25th. Native or near-native fluency, at least 18 hours of completed graduate coursework in Spanish, college teaching experience preferred. Email letter of interest and CV to Dr. Michael Gómez, Chair of Hispanic Studies, at

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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HISP / Graduating SPAN Major Blaine Billings Wins Prestigious Mario Vargas Llosa Award for 2020
Posted on 26 May 2020 | 5:24 pm
Dear HISP & Friends, I am very pleased to announce that recent Hispanic Studies graduate Mr. Blaine Billings has been awarded the prestigious  Mario Vargas Llosa Award, given by the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi (press release follows): –Begin– 25 May 2020 For Immediate Release Blaine Billings Receives National Mario Vargas Llosa […]
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HISP / AY 2019-2020 Edition of Hispanews Magazine
Posted on 26 May 2020 | 5:10 pm
Dear HISP & Friends, It is with great pride that I present you with the latest edition of the official magazine of Hispanic Studies, Hispanews. As you will see, we packed a lot into this past academic year of 2019-2020. Thanks to all who participated in our many activities—students, teachers and friends. Truly, things wouldn’t […]
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