CofC Logo

School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs

Welcome to the website for the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA). We offer degree programs in African American Studies; Archaeology; Classical Studies; French, Francophone, and Italian Studies; German and Slavic Studies; Hispanic Studies; International Studies; Jewish Studies; and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. We urge you to look at our mission and goals statements to gain a greater understanding of our school. We are committed to providing our students with the educational experience they need to become citizens of the world in the 21st century. more

Message from Dean Antonio D. Tillis

Office dean ¡Saludos! I am delighted to greet you as the Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA). We are a School that is steeped in the long tradition of providing an exceptional interdisciplinary, liberal arts education with a focus on the world and on the rich history of the Low Country.

Read More

Video Highlights

The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs was born of a desire to formalize the College's commitment to global education. LCWA is home to the most comprehensive undergraduate foreign language program in the Southeast. 
Video Icon  (4:30)  
Video Highlight Massimo Maggiari
Director of Italian Studies Program
View this Video Hightlight
where he conducts field research about Roald Amundsen and the Northwest Passage.
Video Icon (2:11)  
Video HighlightCasa Hispana
The Casa Hispana is a home where students studying Spanish can learn and grow with peers. The Casa Hispana hosts numerous events each semester and is welcome to all students interested in expanding their Spanish speaking skills.
Video Icon (8:54)   
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.  (2:44)  Video Icon
Video HighlightStudents 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.
Video Icon (2:45)  

School News

Dr. Del Mastro Named “Full Member” of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:01 pm
Professor Mark P. Del Mastro has been named miembro numerario / full member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.  Dr. Del Mastro is among 13 new members confirmed in March 2015 for contributions that have helped promote Spanish language and Hispanic culture in the U.S., and he is the only person in the […]
Read More
Drs. Martínez-Gibson and Viñas-de-Puig Participate in 25th Conference of Spanish in the US
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:40 pm
At the 25th Conference on Spanish in the US at The City College of New York on March 26-29, Drs. Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig presented their respective papers: “A study of the effects of language contact and language change in Spanish-language newspapers in South Carolina” and “The TAM paradigm in Eastern North Carolina Spanish.” Professor Viñas-de-Puig […]
Read More

More News