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 Program; 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


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 Adelante! (Crossing the Cistern), LCWA

Adelante! is a one-year scholarship/momentum program designed to help improve academic standing as well as support, challenge, and celebrate students along the path to graduation. The primary goals of Adelante! are the inclusion, retention and well-being of all students. The program features academic advising, professional mentoring, scholarship support, extracurricular programming and interactive peer communities as ways to support students as they navigate the academic experience. Adelante! offers $500 of scholarship support for successful completion. We want to help you CROSS THE CISTERN!

AALANA students are especially encouraged to apply.

Program Eligibility: 

  • LCWA major or minor
  • Sophomores and Juniors
  • GPA between 1.8 - 2.8
  • One-year commitment

 

The application deadline is July 15, 2021, 11:59p.m.

To apply click here (you have to be logged in with your CofC Google account):

https://forms.gle/dG7WqnkeQ31tgGN79

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Christina García, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies and Director of Adelante! for the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (garciacm@cofc.edu).

School News

Foreign Language Education Alumna Wants to Pay It Forward
Posted on 9 September 2021 | 1:38 pm
Check out this outstanding article in the College TODAY about Foreign Language Education alumna, Martina Abbriano ’19. “A talented individual with a love for languages, Abbriano knows Italian, Spanish, English and Sicilian fluently and has a strong base of Vietnamese … Continue reading
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Grammy Award-Winning Band Ranky Tanky to Kick Off Black Lives Series
Posted on 6 September 2021 | 10:26 am
Grammy Award-Winning Band Ranky Tanky to Kick Off Black Lives Series!!! Check out this incredible article in the College TODAY about the event! “The College of Charleston community is invited to kick off the LCWA World Affairs Signature Series: Black … Continue reading
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Busy Semester for the Mroz Global Leadership Institute!
Posted on 24 August 2021 | 1:52 pm
The Mroz Global Leadership Institute is planning a busy semester with speaker series, mentoring and professional development programs for students. 1) Global Ambassadors Program. We recruited a group of nine students for the Global Ambassadors Program. This student leadership program is designed for students … Continue reading
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Events

September 29th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 Please join us for the 15th lecture in theHispanic Studies Teaching Discussion Series Innovations and Challenges in Second Language Teaching  Reading and Beyond in the L2 classroom: A [...]
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September 30th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join the African American Studies Program and REI on Zoom for a lecture in the Decolonizing the Curriculum Lecture Series: "Must I Teach Race?: Addressing Race & Racism in Philosophy" with Jamelia [...]
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September 30th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
In the next 20 years, our country and world will face unprecedented challenge and complexity. Changing climate, aging populations, disease, financial crises and technologies that divide more [...]
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October 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Meet Chad Gibbs, the incoming director of the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies. Gibbs will discuss his research about prisoner resistance at Treblinka II. He will also cover social network [...]
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October 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join the Mroz Global Leadership Institute for a virtual talk about U.S., China and Taiwan relations with guest David Firestein, president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Rel [...]
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October 6th from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Join the Brazil in Charleston Speaker Series on Zoom for "Made in Rio," by Renato Oliveira.Oliveira, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, is the owner of Sugarloaf Brazilian Bakery. He will talk about his [...]
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October 8th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Join the Sustainability Literacy Institute (SLI) on Zoom for the Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERS) keynote lecture, "Uncanny Exposures: Embodied Infrastructures and Toxic Solidar [...]
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October 11th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
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October 14th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join the Mroz Global Leadership Institute on Zoom for a talk with Richard Haass. His topic is "The Art and Value of Diplomacy in an Interconnected World."Haass is the president of the Council on [...]
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October 17th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join Edward Westermann (Texas A&M University) to discuss his book Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany.In Drunk on Genocide, Westermann reveals how, over the course of the Th [...]
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October 21st from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join Laura Arnold Leibman (Reed College) to discuss her recent book, Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family.This book follows Blanche Moses, a descendant of a we [...]
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October 25th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
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October 27th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join the African American Studies Program and REI on Zoom for a lecture in the Decolonizing the Curriculum Lecture Series, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," with Sofiya [...]
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October 27th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
With so many choices available today – so many religions, value systems, competing social networks and entertainment media – vying for our time, why should Jews, especially younger Jews, engage wi [...]
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November 3rd from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Join the Brazil in Charleston Speaker Series on Zoom for "Brazil l Saudade Collection," by Fer Caggiano.Caggiano will talk about Saudade, a show inspired by the artist's home country, Brazil. The word [...]
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November 8th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
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November 29th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Portuguese Clubs from CofC, UT Austin, University of Pittsburgh and St. Mary's University virtually for conversation and fun in Portuguese!Please email meirelesdl@cofc.edu for Zoom link. [...]
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April 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
In the concluding volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War. [...]
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