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School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs


Welcome to 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 invite you to look at our mission and vision statement to gain a greater understanding of our School and its global orientation. 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 Interim Dean Tim Johnson

Timothy JohnsonAs Interim Dean is it my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Charleston and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA), a place where students, faculty, and our community come together to explore and engage the world. We are a School centered in humanity and interdisciplinarity – reaching out through multiple perspectives to others, we find our own selves enriched. LCWA is education and impact beyond boundaries.  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. 
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Video Highlight Massimo Maggiari
Professor of Italian Studies
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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. Viñas-de-Puig’s Book Chapter Published
Posted on 20 July 2017 | 5:16 am
Professor Ricard Viñas-de-Puig’s book chapter “Psych predicates, light verbs, and Phase Theory: On the implications of Case assignment to the Experiencer in non-leísta experience predicates” has been published in Contemporary advances in theoretical and applied Spanish linguistic variation, edited by Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana and published by Ohio State University Press.
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Dr. Del Mastro Presents at the 99th Annual AATSP Conference
Posted on 10 July 2017 | 8:23 am
Professor Mark P. Del Mastro participated and presented in various capacities during the 99th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP): Co-panelist in the session “Hispania: Publishing your works in academic journals” Member of the AATSP Board of Directors/Collaborator in Board Meetings Organizer and Chair of the Sigma Delta […]
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Dr. Owens’ Annotated Bibliography Accepted for Publication
Posted on 10 July 2017 | 8:11 am
Professor Sara Owens’ annotated bibliography “Women Writers of the Iberian Empire” has been accepted for publication in Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation.
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Dr. Carl Wise Appointed Interim Associate Director of CLAW
Posted on 29 June 2017 | 6:27 am
Professor Carl Wise of the Department of Hispanic Studies has been appointed Interim Associate Director of Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Studies for the 2017-18 academic year.
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