Minor in Southern Studies

Students must complete eighteen hours for the minor in southern studies, including

  • SOST 205
  • Fifteen hours selected from
    • ENGL 2205, 2301, 3362, 3372
    • ENGL 3360/SOST 314
    • ENGL 3361/SOST 315
    • HIST 3211, 3240; HIST 3245/RELG 356
    • MUSC 1101
    • PLSC 301, PLSC 319
    • SOC 303
    • SOST 442, 444, 448, or 458

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

205 Introduction to Southern Studies (3)

(PR: ENGL 1001 and 1002) An introduction to the culture, history, literature, and art of the South, covering periods from the earliest settlers to contemporary times.

314 Southern Literature (3)

(PR: ENGL 2203 for English majors/minors or SOST 205 for Southern studies minors • XL: ENGL 3360) A survey of significant Southern writing from Colonial days to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the writers of the 20th century. (Alternate years)

315 Appalachian Literature (3)

(PR: ENGL 1001 and 1002; ENGL 2203 for English majors/minors or SOST 205 for Southern Studies minors • XL: ENGL 3361) A survey of Appalachian fiction, poetry, and drama from the 1920s to the present, focusing on cultural identity, landscape, musical and religious heritage, regionalism, and migration experiences.

442 Directed Studies (3)

(Open to Southern Studies minors who have completed at least nine additional hours towards the Southern Studies minor, including SOST 205) Designed to allow the student to pursue a topic of special interest under the direction of a faculty member who teaches courses that count towards the SOST minor.

444 Internship (1-3)

448 Research (1-3)

452 Special Projects (3)

458 Special Topics (1-6)