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International Studies

African Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tahir Shad, Associate Professor, Political Science and International Studies

WC abroad programs in Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, and Tanzania (summer)

Required language of study: French, or an indigenous African language abroad.

In addition to the Common Requirements for all concentrations, students must complete two courses related to Africa at Washington College.

Why a concentration in international studies?

Regional and functional concentrations are open to students of all majors and offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of a particular area. They combine course work at Washington College in anthropology, business, economics, history, political science, modern language with at least one semester (or summer) abroad in the region of focus. 

The regional concentration is designed to serve students who wish to develop a focus on a particular world region, for those who plan to enter business, government, or international agency service and for those who are preparing for graduate study of a particular region.

Recommended Courses Offered At Washington College:

  • ANT 320. Race and Ethnicity
  • ECN 218: Economic Development
  • FRS 312. The Contemporary Francophone World
  • HIS 371. History of South Africa
  • POL 341. Politics of Development
  • POL 356. Civil War and Violence in Africa

Special Topics courses dealing with Africa also are frequently offered at Washington College, and may be counted toward the two-course requirement.

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