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, with one from each of the following categories (courses listed more than once can be counted for only one category). Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions.

Introduction (one of the following) :
AMST 210 or 211

Core Content Courses (at least two of the following) :
AMST 210, 211, 410
AMST/FOLK 488
ANTH 205
ANTH/ FOLK 340
COMM 374
ENGL 373, 673
FOLK 560
FOLK/ENGL 587
FOLK/ HIST 571
GEOG 261
HIST 586, 587, 621
JOMC 458
PLCY 249
SOCI 115

Thematic Courses (at least five other courses; choose at least two from each of the following two lists) :

History and Social Sciences:
AMST 259, 275, 394, 398, 486
AFAM 258, 280, 294, 371, 550
AMST/FOLK 488
ANTH 205
GEOG 261, 262
HIST 232, 278, 366, 367, 376, 377, 378, 565, 568, 569, 586, 587, 588, 621, 670
JOMC 458
PLCY 249
POLI 405, 419
SOCI 115

Art and Expressive Culture:
AFAM/ANTH/FOLK/RELI 342
AFAM/ART 287, 387, 487
AFAM/FOLK 610
ANTH/ENGL/FOLK 485
ANTH/FOLK 340
COMM 374
ENGL 367, 368, 373, 374, 375, 673
ENGL/FOLK 587, 589
FOLK 560
MUSC 144, 145
RELI 141

One Advanced Seminar:
AMST 410: Seminar in Southern Studies
AMST 691H and 692H: Senior Honors Thesis

Southern Studies Minor

Students may minor in Southern studies by completing five courses, including AMST 210 or 211 and four other courses from the core content and thematic offerings listed under the Southern studies concentration.