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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

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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_Hispanic Studies Review_ Hosts Panel at 70th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
Posted on 25 April 2017 | 5:25 pm
Hispanic Studies Review editorial team members: College of Charleston’s Carl Wise, Managing Editor of Transatlantic; Texas Tech University’s Diego Pascual, Managing Editor of Spanish Linguistics; College of Charleston’s Mark P. Del Mastro, Advising Editor before the journal’s inaugural panel “Strategies for Academic Journal Publishing” during the 70th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference on April 21, 2017.
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Coty Hoover, Spanish ’15, Accepted into Spanish MA Program at USC
Posted on 5 April 2017 | 11:40 am
Coty Hoover, a CofC Spanish major who graduated in May 2015,  has been accepted into the Spanish M.A. program at the University of South Carolina with tuition remission and a graduate assistantship.
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Dr. Weyers’ Study to Appear in the _International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest_
Posted on 31 March 2017 | 5:40 am
Professor Joseph R. Weyers’ article “Cross national forms of address in the US and Mexico: Addressing the consumer aquí y allí” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.
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