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Walker Institute


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Minors and Opportunities

The Walker Institute is home to six minor degree programs that will engage you in the interdisciplinary study of world affairs and cross-cultural understanding.

African Studies

African Studies

Explore sub-Saharan Africa and its relationship with North Africa and the Middle East.

Center for Asian Studies

Center for Asian Studies

This center serves as a forum to provide focus for future cooperation and exchanges between South Carolina, the United States, and Asian nations. 

European Studies

European Studies

In addition to our minor, we sponsor lectures, conferences, student and faculty research, and other activities related to Europe and the European Union of interest to both the USC community and the general public.

Islamic World Studies

Islamic World Studies

Our minor program sponsors a series of lectures and colloquia that each year brings to campus scholars in a variety of disciplines related to Islam and Muslim peoples, as well as other cultural events that are open to the University community and the public alike.

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies

Our program offers courses in Latin American history, politics, anthropology, geography, and literature. We also sponsor public lectures, workshops, and symposia, and supports faculty and student research on topics related to Latin America and Latino communities in South Carolina.

Russian and Euroasian Studies

Russian and Euroasian Studies

In conjunction with The Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, the program sponsors a series of lectures by visiting speakers, research presentations by USC faculty and graduate students, and an undergraduate minor.  

Student Scholarships and Grants

Student Scholarships and Grants

There are many funding opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students. You can use these awards to conduct research, travel or finance your degree.   

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

What better way to learn about a different culture than to experience it for yourself?