Angie Maxwell
Director of Southern Studies
Old Main 506A
479-575-6007
amax@uark.edu

The Southern Studies minor is designed to provide students with a thorough, interdisciplinary grounding in the major themes, issues, and theoretical assumptions concerning southern history, literature, and politics. Students who secure a southern studies minor will be prepared to pursue careers in business, education, law, and in post-graduate work in history, literature, or political science, particularly as it relates to the Southern region of the United States.

Requirements for a Minor in Southern Studies: Students wishing to minor in Southern Studies must take SOST 2003 Introduction to Southern Studies (Odd years, Fa), a 3-credit hour interdisciplinary course that explores the history, politics, literature, and culture of the U.S. South from the colonial era to the present. Students must also take an additional 15 elective credit hours (5 courses) from among numerous options listed below. Only 6 hours can count toward the requirements of another major or minor.

Select five courses:15
African American History to 1877 (Sp, Fa)
African American History to 1877 (Sp, Fa)
African American History Since 1877 (Sp, Fa)
African American History Since 1877 (Sp, Fa)
The History of African Americans and Social Justice (Irregular)
The History of African Americans and Social Justice (Irregular)
African American Politics (Irregular)
African American Politics (Fa)
The American Civil Rights Movement (Irregular)
The American Civil Rights Movement (Irregular)
African American Political Ideology (Odd years, Fa)
African American Political Ideology (Odd years, Sp)
Folklore (Irregular)
Topics in African-American Literature and Culture (Irregular)
Topics in Literature and Culture of the American South (Irregular)
History of Political Parties in the United States, 1789-1896 (Even years, Fa)
The Old South, 1607-1865 (Odd years, Fa)
The New South, 1860 to the Present (Even years, Fa)
Arkansas in the Nation (Sp) *
Arkansas and the Southwest (Sp, Fa)
The Colonial French in the Mississippi Valley (Sp)
The Colonial French in the Mississippi Valley (Sp)
Antebellum America, 1828-1850 (Irregular)
Rebellion to Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (Irregular)
The American Civil War (Fa)
The South and the Law: Race, Gender, and Citizenship (Fa)
Arkansas Politics and the Nation (Sp) 1
Southern Politics (Sp)
Latinos, Migration, and the U.S. South (Fa)
Special Topics in Southern Studies (Irregular) 2
Total Hours15
1

 A maximum of 6 hours can be taken in Arkansas-specific courses.

2

 A maximum of 6 hours of SOST 399V Special Topics in Southern Studies (Irregular) may be taken.

Courses

SOST 2003. Introduction to Southern Studies (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

A three credit hour interdisciplinary course that explores the history, politics, literature, and culture of the U.S. South from the colonial era to the present. Students who minor in Southern Studies will be required to take Introduction to Southern Studies.

SOST 399V. Special Topics in Southern Studies (Irregular). 1-3 Hour.

Topics that explore the American South which are not usually presented in depth in regular courses. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.