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

Courses

SOST 2003. Introduction to Southern Studies. 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. 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.