International Studies - Africa / Middle East Focus
Contact Information
International & Global Studies
105 Bancroft Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3012 (fax)

Love Where You’re Going!
Winthrop's Admissions Team is working hard to provide you with options to learn more about Life as an Eagle. Please check our Visit Page to sign up for one of our Virtual Admissions Experiences.

Want a one on one meeting or have any questions? There are three ways you can contact us:
Phone: 803/323-2191
Virtual Chat: Click here to register

For updates, announcements and special messages from Admissions, please follow us on Instagram - @winthropadmissions

International Studies

Africa/ Middle East Focus

ARTH 351: Arts of Africa (offered once every two years)

ARTH 483-485: Special Topics in Non-Western Art (when relevant)

BADM 400: International Field Experience

(if site is in Africa/Middle East) (pre-req: junior standing)

*FREN 101, 102:

(Grade of at least C or S in 101 required for 102). If used to satisfy the 102 level language proficiency, these do not count towards the 18 credit hours in the minor.

Note: All FREN courses above 102. Courses listed below are especially noteworthy:

FREN 301: French Civilization and Culture I

(pre-req: 6 hrs French at the 200 level)

FREN 302: French Civilization and Culture II

(pre-req: 6 hrs French at the 200 level)

FREN 401: Survey of Francophone Literature.

(Largely literature of French colonies in Africa. Pre-req: FREN 205 and one 300-level FREN course or instructor's permission.

FREN 575: French Literature in Translation

(Open to advanced undergrads and graduate students; knowledge of French is not required; not taught regularly)

GEOG 303/AAMS 303: Geography of Africa

(pre-req: sophomore status or instructor's permission)

GEOG 304: Geography of Middle East

(this course is infrequently offered. pre-req: GEOG 101 and sophomore status, or instructor's permission)

HIST 350, 550: Special Topics in History, when appropriate.

INAS 320: International Service Learning when approved as relevant to Africa/Middle East

INAS 425: Seminar in International Area Studies when approved as relevant to Africa/Middle East

INAS 520: International Service Learning when approved as relevant to Africa/Middle East

Note: MLAN Modern Languages Special Topics courses when approved as relevant to Africa/Middle East (e.g., MLAN 101X Elementary Arabic, if not used to satisfy the INTL minor's language

roficiency requirement, can count towards the 18 hours of the INTL minor)

PLSC 338/AAMS 338: Government and Politics of Africa

(pre-req: PLSC 205 or PLSC 207 or AAMS 300 or instructor's permission)

RELG 313: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

RELG 314: New Testament

RELG 310: Early Jewish and Christian Self-Definition

(pre-req: RELG 313 and 314, or instructor's permission)

SOCL 320: Sociology of Contemporary Africa (infrequently offered)

(pre-req: SOCL 101 or 201 or instructor's permission)

Note: Special Topics and Study Abroad courses in a variety of disciplines may be eligible. Petition the INTS Advisory Committee for approval.  

Last Updated: 8/20/20