Department of Languages

New lecturer of Spanish joins faculty in Spring 2018

Rosa Pillcurima

Rosa M. Pillcurima, originally from Quito, Ecuador, joined the faculty in January 2018 as a new Lecturer of Spanish. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Spanish from Iona College. Prior to coming to Clemson, […]

French track of Language and International Health major begins in Spring 2018


One of the signature offerings in the Department of Languages is the Language and International Health B.S. for those students interested in pursuing health-related careers. This program is jointly administered with the Department of Public Health Sciences in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. The L&IH major pairs a modern language concentration with coursework in […]

Longtime faculty member Scott Harris retires

(L-R) Dean Richard Goodstein, Scott Harris, and Department Chair Salvador Oropesa at the retirement party. (Photo courtesy of Su-I Chen.)

Senior Lecturer of Spanish Scott Harris retired in December 2017. His retirement marks the end of a 30-year career in the Department of Languages, where he began teaching in January 1988. Harris earned his B.A. in Spanish and his M.A.T. in Secondary Education in Spanish from the University of South Carolina. Although he was trained […]

Students participate in Creative Inquiry project

Creative Inquiry students. (Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.)

Students Jesse Bynum, Hannah Cheeks, Alex Ekam, Chelsea Jennings, and Aidan Reuland participated in the Creative Inquiry project titled “Individual versus Systems in Cinema” offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera. The project explored a selection of movies from world-renowned Hispanic film directors to analyze confrontations between individuals and systems while establishing a theoretical framework for the […]