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Whether you wish to transfer immediately or down the road, Benedictine works with you to ensure an easy transfer and smooth path to graduation. To confirm your credits will transfer, your BenU counselor can help you select classes from one semester to two years in advance. If you are ready to transfer now, upon acceptance, we will quickly evaluate your transfer coursework and provide you with personal advising for your major.
Benedictine’s School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education provides a multitude of accelerated adult degrees that help enhance job opportunities and career changes. Class sites in Mesa, as well as at corporate partner locations, help provide convenience for adult students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Sarah E. Owens is Professor of Spanish at College of Charleston. She received
her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and she specializes in the writings of
colonial and early modern Spanish nuns. Her research has taken her to the
archives of Mexico, Spain, Chile, and the Vatican. In 2009 she published an
award-winning edition of a Spanish nun’s travel account called “Journey of
Five Capuchin Nuns.” Her most recent book, “Women of the Iberian Atlantic”
(2012), won the award for Best Collaborative Project from the Society for
the Study of Early Modern Women. It is a co-edited collection of essays
that explores the lives, places, and stories of women in the Iberian Atlantic
between 1500 and 1800. Her current book project, “Nuns Navigating the
Spanish Empire,” is supported by a Fellowship from the National Endowment
for the Humanities.
Her teaching interests include women writers of Latin America – from the
colonial period to present day. She has taught several courses in the Masters
of Education program, the Honor’s program and often teaches Introduction to
Latin American Studies. Owens is passionate about study abroad and has led
College of Charleston students to Spain and Chile.