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To earn a Minor in Southern Studies, students complete 19 hours of coursework. Find us on the C of C website here.

Introduction to Southern Studies, SOST 200
3 credit hours. Prerequisite: English 110 or the equivalent

15 credit hours of approved coursework (See list below). No more than 9 credit hours in a single discipline; at least 6 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above

1-hour capstone, SOST 400

Approved coursework:
• AAST 280 Introduction to African American Music (3)
• AAST 340 Race, Violence, and Memory in American History (3)
• ANTH 306 Historical Archaeology (3)
• ANTH 307 Southeastern Prehistoric Archaeology (3)
• ARTH 333 Traditional Design and Preservation in Charleston (3)
• ARTH 338 American Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture (3)
• BIOL 301 Plant Taxonomy (4)
• BIOL 333 Ornithology (4)
• BIOL 334 Herpetology (4)
• BIOL 338 Entomology (4)
• EDFS 201 Foundations of Education (3)
• ENGL 216 Introduction to African American Literature (3)
• ENGL 313 African American Literature (3)
• ENGL 315 Black Women Writers (3)
• ENGL 341 Literature of the American South, 1900-Present (3)
• GEOG 219 Reading the Lowcountry Landscape (3)
• GEOL 213 Natural Hazards (3)
• GEOL 235 Geology and Civilization (3)
• GEOL 257 Marine Geology (4)
• HIST 216 African American History to 1865 (3)
• HIST 217 African American History since 1865 (3)
• HIST 222 History of South Carolina (3)
• HIST 224 History of South to 1865 (3)
• HIST 225 History of South since 1865 (3)
• HIST 304 History of the United States: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1845-1877 (3)
• HIST 323 Society and Culture of Early Charleston (3)
• HIST 366 Comparative Slavery in the Americas (3)
• HIST 420 Research Seminar in Lowcountry History (3)
• HPCP 299 Preservation Planning Studio (3)
• JWST 315 Southern Jewish History (3)
• MUSC 347 History of Jazz (3)
• MUSC 348 Music in America (3)
• MUSC 365 Ensemble: Gospel Choir (1)
• POLI 330 Southern Politics (3)
• RELS 250 Religion in America (3)
• RELS 270 African-American Religions (3)

Additional Course Options:
The following courses may also be taken for elective credit when they have sufficient content relevant to the minor, as certified by the instructor and the director of Southern Studies.
• AAST 290 Special Topics (3)
• AAST 300 Special Topics (3)
• CPLT 390 Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3)
• COMM 380 Studies in Communication (1-3)
• ENGL 190 Introductory Special Topics (3)
• ENGL 290 Special Topics (3)
• ENGL 350 Major Authors (3)
• ENGL 360 Major Literary Themes (3)
• ENGL 362 Studies in Literature in History 1700-1900 (3)
• ENGL 363 Studies in Literature in History 1900-Present (3)
• ENGL 390 Studies in Film (3)
• ENGL 450 Senior Seminar in Major Authors (3)
• ENGL 460 Senior Seminar in Major Literary Themes (3)
• ENGL 462 Senior Seminar in Literature in History 1700-1900 (3)
• ENGL 463 Senior Seminar in Literature in History 1900-Present (3)
• ENGL 490 Senior Seminar in Film (3)
• FREN 370 Studies in French and Francophone Literature and Film (3)
• FREN 390 Special Topics in French (3)
• HIST 210 Special Topics in U.S. History (3)
• HIST 310 Special Topics in U.S. History (3)
• HIST 320 Special Topics in Lowcountry History (3)
• HONS 381 Interdisciplinary Special Topics in the Humanities (3-6)
• HONS 382 Interdisciplinary Special Topics in the Social Sciences (3-6)
• HPCP 290 Special Topics in Historic Preservation (3)
• HTMT 260 Special Topics in Hospitality & Tourism (1-3)
• HTMT 310 Current Topics in Hospitality and Tourism Management (1-3)
• HTMT 360 Special Topics in Hospitality & Tourism (1-3)
• IIAS 304 Special Topics in Irish and Irish American Studies (3)
• JWST 320 Topics in American Jewish Culture (3)
• LACS 200 Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3)
• LACS 300 Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3)
• LING 290 Special Topics in Linguistics (3)
• MUSC 222 Special Topics for Non-Majors (3)
• POLI 119 Special Topics in Politics (3)
• POLI 319 Special Topics in Public Policy (3)
• POLI 339 Special Topics in American Politics (3)
• RELS 298 Special Topics in Religious Studies (3)
• RELS 370 Advanced Topics in American Religions (3)

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