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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

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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
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

2017 LCWA Awards Ceremony
Posted on 12 May 2017 | 8:27 am
On May 11, 2017 the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs hosted their annual Awards Ceremony honoring distinguished students. Congratulations to the following students Graeser Memorial Award – Tori Lisa Akerley Harold A. Mouzon Award – Sarah Legendre Robert H. Duryea, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award – Catherine R. Raines Josef Modzelewski Memorial Award – […]
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Steven Kramer, Spanish 2014, Accepted into Graduate Program in Linguistics at UNC-Chapel Hill
Posted on 10 May 2017 | 11:50 am
Steven Kramer, double major in International Business and Spanish with a minor in German (CofC ’14), will begin the MA program in linguistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in fall 2017.
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Maya Novák-Cogdell, Spanish 2017, Accepted into Ph.D. Program at U Texas at Austin
Posted on 10 May 2017 | 11:39 am
Maya Novak-Cogdell, Spanish major and 2017 CofC graduate, will enter the Ph.D. program in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin in fall 2017.
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Drs. Wise and Del Mastro Participate in the 70th Annual KFLC
Posted on 25 April 2017 | 5:40 pm
At the 70th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 20-22, at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Carl Wise presented his study “Pirates, Empire, and National Identity in Lope de Vega’s Dragontea” and Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro organized and directed the 15th annual Informative Session of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.
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