The Southern Studies Minor immerses students in diverse perspectives on the American South. The minor incorporates a range of disciplines and courses that respond to the region's notably complex history: Native settlements and European colonization, chattel slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Jim Crow legislation and Civil Rights Movement, urban-industrial development and suburbanization, global capital and digital media.
Through a spectrum of texts and media produced in and/or about the region in the 18 credit Southern Studies minor, you will explore the South's literary, historical, political, economic, and ethnic subcultures and the region’s continuing centrality to understandings of "Americanness" in an increasingly fluid, transnational world.
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