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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 Russian 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

On November 15, 2016 it was with mixed emotions that Dean Tillis announced his departure from the College of Charleston. He has decided to take a deanship at the University of Houston beginning mid-February 2017. After meetings with chairs, directors, and faculty of programs in the LCWA on January 3, 2017 President McConnell and Brian McGee, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced that Dr. Timothy S. Johnson will become the Interim Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, effective February 1, 2017.

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.

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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. 
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Video Highlight Massimo Maggiari
Director of Italian Studies Program
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where he conducts field research about Roald Amundsen and the Northwest Passage.
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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.
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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.
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School News

Dr. Weyers’ Study to Appear in the Journal _Comunicación_
Posted on 11 January 2017 | 8:09 am
Professor Joseph Weyers’ study ““Medellín Cuenta con vos: The changing role of voseo in written communication” has been accepted for publication in the journal Comunicación of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia.
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Give to What You Love
Posted on 10 January 2017 | 1:43 pm
LCWA is participating in the “Give to What You Love” campaign in February. It’s a digital month long fundraising campaign that will allow you to enhance student outcomes by making a gift to the area of LCWA that was most significant to you! We are inviting our alumni, students, faculty and friends to Give to […]
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