Major In Southern Studies

The Southern studies concentration focuses critical attention on the history, society, culture, and expression of the American South with its regional, state, and local distinctiveness. It allows students to examine the American South from many disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, art, architecture, communication studies, cultural tourism, ecology, environment, folklife, foodways, geography, history, journalism, language, law, literature, material culture, myth and manners, music, oral history, politics, public health, religion, values, and more. The major in American studies with a concentration in Southern studies consists of nine courses from the following categories. An up-to-date list of all courses available to students within these categories can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog by clicking on this link. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions.

Introduction (one)

Core Content Courses (two)

Thematic Courses (five total, at least two within the following subcategories)

  • History and Social Sciences
  • Art and Expressive Culture

Elective (one AMST not listed in subcategories above)

Southern Studies Minor

Students may minor in Southern studies by completing five courses from the following categories. An up-to-date list of all courses available to students within these categories can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog by clicking on this link.

Introduction (one)

Core Content or Thematic Courses (four)