Dec 01, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 Previous Edition

Southern Studies, Minor


Southern Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the American South. The Minor in Southern Studies provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the region from historical, cultural, geographical, literary, political, and artistic perspectives, among others. Students gain knowledge and experience in critical thinking, writing, and reading, along with increased cultural awareness, through exposure to the many academic fields that anchor the study of the South.

Minor Requirements


The Minor in Southern Studies consists of 18 credit hours. A maximum of 6 credit hours of Southern Studies content courses may also be in the student’s major.  If the student has additional majors or minors, no more than 6 credit hours of Southern Studies content courses from each of these may apply to the Minor in Southern Studies.  These stipulations include cross-listed courses regardless of the program designation under which the course was taken.  Exceptions may be approved by the Program Director and, if necessary, upon consultation with the other program in question.  Note:  Students exercising this option should be aware that the accuracy of the online degree audit may be affected.

Core Course (3 credit hours)


Elective Courses (15 credit hours)


Select five of the following. The following Southern Studies content courses have been approved for the minor.  Because additions and deletions are made to correspond to current University offerings, students are advised to consult with the Program Director.  Other courses that do not appear on the list, especially topics and independent study courses, may be approved if they are pertinent to the student’s program and deal with a Southern Studies topic.

Total = 18 Credit Hours


Grade Requirements


Students must earn a 2.0 GPA overall in courses applied to the minor.  No courses counted toward the minor may be taken Pass/No Credit.