The Touchstone Program is Winthrop University’s
distinctive foundational academic experience.
Students employ courses
ranging from 46 to 58 credit hours to achieve their Touchstone
Goals. Within the
program, four courses form the Touchstone Core. These courses
capture the dynamic quality of Winthrop’s learning community and
provide students with a framework for learning and decision-making
that they will use as they live, learn, and lead throughout their
1. A hard black stone… used to test
the quality of gold or silver by comparing the streak left
on the stone by one of these metals with that of a standard
alloy. 2. An excellent
quality or example that is used to test the excellence or
genuineness of others.
(American Heritage Dictionary)