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Course Offerings for Summer and Fall 2023

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | March 15, 2023 | No Comment |

The following courses can count for the minor in Southern Studies. For a list of minor requirements, which will change in F 2023 for students under that catalog, scroll down on this document.

Summer 2023

SOST 200 Summer II Asynchronous online.

ENGL 313 African American Literature online

MUSC 222 All That Jazz online

ARTH 333 Traditional Design and Preservation in Charleston 8:30-12 M-F

Fall 2023

AAST 340 Race, Violence, and Memory in American History

ANTH 309 Archaeology of the African Diaspora 3:25-4:40 MW

ANTH 347 Intro to Museum Studies 2-3:15 MW

BIOL 300, 300L Botany 9 MWF and 1-5 W

BIOL 338, 338L Entomology 10:50 TR, 1-5 F

ENGL 313 African American Literature 11 MWF

ENGL 360 Coming of Age in Southern Spaces 10:50 TR

ENGL 364/HIST 310 Fire in Little Africa 12:15 TR

GEOG 219 Reading the Lowcountry Landscape online

GEOL 213 Natural Hazards MWF 12-12:50

GEOL 257 Marine Geology MWF 1-1:50

HIST 215 African American History to 1865 9:25 TR

HIST 225 History of the South Since 1865 TR 10:50

HIST 310/JWST 300 African Americans and Jews

HPCP 299 Preservation Planning Studio 2-5 M

MUSC 365 Gospel Choir

POLI 330 Southern Politics 12:15 TR

RELS 253 Religions of Charleston 1:40 TR

SOST 200 Interpreting Southern Cultures 3:25 MW.  [This new title for SOST 200, formerly called Intro to Southern Studies, better reflects the open-ended inquiry of the class and the fact that it is often taken after students have already taken one or more Southern Studies courses.]


The Southern Studies Minor currently requires 19 credit hours that include SOST 200 or the equivalent, 15 hours of elective courses, and SOST 400, 1 credit hour. Beginning with the 2023-24 catalog year, the minor will only require 18 credit hours and SOST 400 will be deleted from the catalog. For the minor’s capstone project, instead of taking SOST 400, students will consult with the Program Director to select an interdisciplinary project completed in one of their minor courses. They may also do a new capstone project while enrolled in SOST 399 or SOST 404 for 1-3 hours and count those hours towards their elective hours. The Southern Studies program will share capstone projects publicly, since this work adds to our collective understanding of the complexity of our region and how its cultures can become more equitable and sustainable.

If students wish to do focused research on a Southern Studies topic not covered in a regular course, they may count tutorials or independent studies in an appropriate department, including SOST 399 and SOST 404, two new courses added to the 23-24 catalog.

Students who are completing the minor under an earlier catalog but graduating in December 2023 or later may switch to the requirements of the new minor. Go to MyPortal and select POSM (Program of Study Management) to switch to a later catalog. Contact the Program Director, Dr. Julia Eichelberger eichelbergerj@cofc.edu to discuss your options.

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Studying the South: Spring 2023 Presentations

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | January 22, 2023 | No Comment |

Learn more about the South at these upcoming presentations! More events will be added throughout the Spring 23 semester.

Jan 24 6-7 pm The Real Rainbow Row with Harlan Greene. Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. ~  Take a chronological tour through Greene’s new book The Real Rainbow Row,  documenting gay, transgender, and nonbinary people who’ve been in Charleston long before the city’s founding. Greene will be in conversation with Dr. Stephanie Yuhl, author of the important and influential A Golden Haze of Memory: The Making of Historic Charleston and lead scholar for Revisiting Prop Master: A Digital Exhibition and Catalog at the College of Charleston (2019), the digital recreation of a provocative 2009 anti-racist art exhibit at the Gibbes.        Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, but C of C students can get in free by emailing  mwilliams@charlestonlibrarysociety.org or calling 8437239912 to get their name on the list, and be sure to bring their ID to get into the event.   https://charlestonlibrarysociety.org/event/the-real-rainbow-row-with-harlan-greene/

                         POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS–TO BE RESCHEDULED Jan 26 6-7 PM Faculty Book Celebration with Gary Jackson, origin story (poems) and Mari Crabtree My Soul Is a Witness: The Traumatic Afterlife of Lynching, McKinley Washington Auditorium, Avery Research Center, 5 pm. Reading and discussion of the authors’ books.

Feb 2nd 6pm Dr. Sarah Platt, C of C Archaeology professor, lecture: “At the Sign of the Pine Tree: Gunsmithing, Urban Slavery, and Archaeological Legacies at 87 Church Street” Charleston Museum, . Click here for info & registration

Feb 5th 2-4 PM Brittlebank Park Food and Faith: Charleston Interreligious Council  This is the Council’s seventh annual event, “a dive into the Jewish and Muslim faiths. This year we will focus on how each religious tradition approaches coming of age. Following the presentation, youth from different religious traditions will lead smaller dialogue groups as we enjoy some snacks prepared by the Jewish and Muslim communities .We will have tables and some chairs, but if possible, please bring a lawn chair.**In the event of bad weather, Food & Faith will be held at Arnold Hall, CofC, 96 Wentworth St. 29424. Check our website or Facebook page for updates.”

Feb 6, 6 pm Black History Month Lecture at MUSC: Healing, Mobility,and Fugitive Logic: Revisiting Harriet Tubman as Both Healer & Intellectual.    Deirdre Cooper Owens probes Harriet Tubman’s intellectual offerings via her community work via entrepreneurship, abolitionism, herbalism, and institution building. As a historian of medicine, Cooper Owens has documented the importance of Black women’s healing practices to the development of American medicine. Herbalism is one of the foundations of their healing arts (and Harriet Tubman was skilled in this artform). In her presentation, Dr. Cooper Owens hopes to reveal Tubman as more than a courageous freedom fighter; but also, as a fierce intellectual figure.              Join in-person or by zoom. Registration is required by Saturday, February 5, 2023, at 6 PM to reserve your seat and/or receive login information.  In-person at MUSC’s Drug Discovery Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. https://musc.libcal.com/event/9936862

Feb 7, 7 PM. An Evening with Tara Bynum, author of Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America. McKinley Washington Auditorium, Avery Research Center.

Attend this lecture and then join Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World program’s book club discussion of this book March 1 and 2. Please email Sandy Slater slaters@cofc.edu to get a Zoom link for these discussions and a copy of the book.

Feb 9th 5 Pm Slave Patrols and the Charleston Workhouse  Webinar presented by Drayton Hall Freedom seekers in South Carolina faced many dangers. From laws seeking to control their movement and access to resources to the perils of living on one’s own in the wild, attempting to self-emancipate was an undertaking in which a person risked everything—including their life. Patrollers monitored the countryside in search of enslaved people who had left their homes, using violence and force to control populations, and punishments in the Charleston Workhouse often awaited those who were found. In this donate-what-you-can webinar, curator Amber Satterthwaite will use Charles Drayton’s diaries and other historic documents introduce you to some of the courageous individuals who risked everything by trying to reach their freedom, the consequences some of them faced, and the determination of men and women who continued to resist enslavement.

Feb 17-19  Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE) demonstrations and chef demos @ Marion Square. SEWE Schedule tells you about free (non-ticketed) events in Marion Square & lets you buy tickets for other events.

Feb 18 6 pm C of C Gospel Choir Presents “The Revolt to Freedom: The Story of Denmark Vesey” Trinity Methodist Church, 273 Meeting Street. Free to C of C students.

Feb 23 5 pm ECTR 118 C of C President Andrew Hsu and the Committee on Commemration and Landscapes celebrate the opening of exhibit in the Septima P. Clark Auditorium honoring civil rights legend and Charleston native Septima P. Clark. If you missed it, watch the recording here!

Mar 9-Apr 1: World premiere of play Septima by Patricia Williams Dockery, on the life of the legendary educator and activist who changed the South and the country. Clark was an Avery graduate and born at 105 Wentworth Street. Dockery is the former director of the Avery. PURE Theater 

Monday, March 20 at 4PM in the Stern Ballroom: Afro-Brazilian Activist Vilma Reis

Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm  Should Harvard Still Own My Enslaved Ancestors?” A Critical Conversations event with Tamara Lanier on Repatriating Artifacts of North American Slavery, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston.  Septima Clark Auditorium (Room 118, Education Center)

Mar 22 at 5 PM Septima Clark Auditorium Conversation with our former colleague, Patricia Williams Dockery, about her new play, Septima, now at Pure Theater. Panel moderated by Theater professors Nakeisha Daniels and Gary Marshall.

Mar 23, 5 pm in Addlestone 227, “Black Studies and the Ethics of Historical Privacy: When Archival Silences Are Acts of Refusal” –Mari Crabtree sabbatical lecture

Mar 30 6 pm Charleston Museum “Crafting Freedom: The Story of John “Quash” Williams, Free Man of Color and Master Carpenter in Eighteenth-Century Charleston with Dr. Tiffany Momon of Sewanee: The University of the South and the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive” FREE but you must pre-register here.

April 3-7 The Gibbes Museum will be holding Listening Conversations to get community input on future collections and exhibitions. Register at bit.ly/gibbeslistens

Apr 14, 15, 16 , 7:30 pm  Marcus; or, The Secret of SweetThe Department of Theatre and Dance presents the play Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Marcus is 16 and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the housing projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet is the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays by Academy Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight). Recommended for audience members age 12+.

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Spring 2023 Course Offerings

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | November 2, 2022 | No Comment |

Here are courses that count for the minor in Southern Studies that will be offered this Spring.

ARTH 261 Fine and Decorative Arts of Charleston 9:55-11:10 TR Patricia Dillon

ARTH 338/HPCP 338 American Vernacular Art & Material Culture 9 MWF Gilmore


BIOL 334 Herpetology TR 10:50 plus lab [Prereq: BIOL 111, 112, 211 or 213]


EDFS 201 (Multiple Sections)


ENGL 241/SOST 241 Studying Southern Literature and Cultures 12:15 TR EIchelberger

ENGL 315 Black Women Writers 11-11:50 MWF Frazier


HIST 217 African American History since 1865 MW 2-3:15 Pennebaker

HIST 222 History of South Carolina 5:30-8:15 Stockton

HIST 225 History of the South since 1865 12:15 TR Ingram

HIST 293 Intro to Public History 3:25 MW Haager


HONS 175 Honors Intro to Southern Studies 9:25 TR Eichelberger


HPCP 285 Drawing Charleston 9:25 TR Muldrow

HPCP 299 Preservation Planning Studio 2-5 M Moffatt [prereq: HPCP 199]


MUSC 222 History of Jazz (Online)

MUSC 365 Gospel Choir T 6:30-9 Weeks


RELS 270 African American Religions 9:25 TR Cressler

RELS 120 (SOST 175) Searching for the Sacred in the Art, Food, and Music of the South Express II 5:30 8:15 Bjerken


SOST 400 Capstone – Individual Enrollment—Contact eichelbergerj@cofc.edu

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Jenna Chalhoub presenting research

Jenna at the C of C Research Exposition. April 7, 2022. 

Jenna Chalhoub ’22 completed her minor in Southern Studies with a capstone project on Native Americans living in the South since the era of Removal. Jenna’s project not only explores academic sources, but also seeks to learn from Native Americans what their experiences may have been like and what histories and perspectives they would like to share with non-Native people.  She’s also created this Voicethread based on a presentation she did for the College of Charleston Research Expo in April.
We congratulate Jenna for this excellent and ground-breaking work! A week after graduation, she found time to answer a few of our questions about her research.
Q: Tell us how you got so interested in doing this project for your capstone.
A:When assigned the task to formulate a project summarizing my experience in Southern Studies, I realized there was a huge gap in the historic narrative in need of discussion: the Native American perspective. For the project, I aspired to discover what life was like for Native people living in the South from 1830, the year the Indian Removal Act passed, to the present year of 2022. Due to the complexity of this project, it made sense to start local and learn about Tribes with roots much older than Charleston.
With limited published sources, I began to research the history of the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of South Carolina and the Wassamassaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians. Indigenous People were not provided the opportunity for recognition by the state of South Carolina until 2004, so written sources on these Tribes histories are limited. To grasp a broader Southern perspective, I sought to read narratives written about one of the largest Tribes in the Southeast: the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina. Although reading is informative, making connections with Tribe members and supporting their publicly held events is the most effective and meaningful way to learn about their histories and culture.
Artwork representing the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of SCArtwork representing the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians
Q: Is this a topic that was taught in your coursework? 

A: No, not necessarily. Most people are unaware of Native American Tribes living in the South because public school systems have historically not included their perspectives in the narrative. Based on my experience in school, efforts are made to tell the history of how Native people and European settlers interacted during colonization. However, the stories are offered from narrow perspectives and neglect to include the rich and diverse history of Native Tribes before the United States existed, as well as their experiences and contributions to the tale of American history. During the fall semester of 2021, I enrolled in a Native American history class (HIST 215) where I discovered that many Native Tribes remained in the South after the Removal era (1830s) and still live today. One of my first thoughts when I learned about the Edisto’s and the Wassamasaw Tribe was: “Why am I just now learning about these Native communities after I have lived in Charleston for four years?”

Q.  How can C of C professors and students learn more about these communities and their histories?

A. Once I began my research I discovered that sources of information on this topic have been quite limited, and that the first step to truly learn these People’s stories was to make connections with them. As a College of Charleston community, we should continue learning about, listening to, and developing relationships with local and regional Tribes in order to provide a more complete and inclusive history for a place we all call home. My project supervisor, Dr. Julia Eichelberger, and I have worked together to build a bibliography of sources we gathered, so other students and faculty can use them in future research. This is intended to be a continuous growing source that anyone interested in the topic can help us build on. We are also working with Jared Seay to create a Libguide on Native Americans in the South that will be made available. [If you’d like to help us develop this bibliography, please go here to see the work in progress and offer your feedback and ideas.] We hope that these sources will not only help educate the community, but also lead to the development of more classes on the topic. In the meantime, check out this link to learn more about the Native American timeline in South Carolina history.  

Sarah Creel ’22, far right, stands behind Rev. Leondra Stoney ’02 at C of C’s 2021 ‘Land and Labor Acknowledgement.’ Photo by Mike Ledford.

Q: This fall, the College had its first major public event that included a ‘Land and Labor Acknowledgement’. Some C of C faculty researching this topic also attended a webinar about land acknowledgements. One point made in that webinar was the importance of building relationships with present-day Native Americans and learning how one’s institution could learn from and support them. How did you try to build these relationships in the research you did?
A: Every Tribe has different traditions and histories to learn about, and building relationships takes time and patience. After I gathered sources, I connected with Sarah Creel ’22, Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe member, to learn about her family’s traditions, as well as their experiences as Native people living in the South this past century. While these conversations provided a richer knowledge than any book could offer, it only made me want to learn more.
The Edistos held their 45th Annual Powwow this past April (see flyer below) where I had the opportunity to experience an event that showcased some of their traditions such as dance, food, and crafts. These events are open to the public, and are some of the best opportunities to learn about different Tribes and their traditions. Try to attend next year! 

The Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe Pow Wow Flyer, April 2022.

Q: What do you hope C of C students and faculty will do to build stronger relationships with Native Americans in our state?
A: Aside from using these sources to learn about the histories, C of C students and faculty should incorporate the Native American perspective in the classroom. To access quick, current information about the recognized Tribes in our state, go to South Carolina’s Recognized Native American Indians Entities through the Commission for Minority Affairs website. Here each Tribe in South Carolina has a point of contact listed, their website, or social media handles for the public to access. Following their social media accounts is an excellent way to hear about events they host to educate the public about their culture, as well as opportunities to support them. My hope is that students and staff will reach out to these communities, attend their events, and participate when appropriate. 
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Fall 22 Course Offerings

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | March 30, 2022 | No Comment |

Study the South in Fall 2022 (and Summer 22!)

These courses count for the minor in Southern Studies. Offered in F 22 unless otherwise noted.

SOST 200-02 Introduction to Southern Studies. Summer II Online, Prof. Adam Jordan

SOST 200-01. Fall 22 TR 1:40-3:15, Prof. Michele Moore

ANTH 306 Historical Archaeology  TR 3:05-4:20

ARTH 338/HPCP 338 American Vernacular Art and Material Culture MWF 9-9:50 Prof Grant Gilmore

EDFS 201 Foundations of Education (multiple sections in F 22; one section is online in Summer II)

ENGL 313 African American Literature. Summer I, Online. Prof. Valerie Frazier

ENGL 364 Black Horror TR 12:15-1:30 Prof. Julia Mollenthiel

ENGL 477/577 Coming of Age in Southern Spaces Flyer for ENGL 477MW 4-5:15  Prof. Julia Eichelberger        For permission to register contact eichelbergerj@cofc.edu

ENVT 452.01  Flyer for Environmental Justice courseEnvironmental Justice Contact Dr Allison Welch welcha@cofc.edu for permission to register for ENVY 452. [Crosslisted with AAST 300.03, no preqs, and URST 397] 

GEOL 257 Marine Geology MWF 1-2, Lab W 205 Prof. Leslie Sautter [Prereq: Geol 103/105]

HIST 210 ST: The Civil War and Reconstruction in the Atlantic World TR 3:05-4:20

HIST 210 ST: African American Sexuality from Slavery to Freedom TR 9:25-10:40 Prof Shannon Eaves

HIST 216 African American History to 1865 TR 1:40-2:55 Prof Mills Pennebaker

HIST 250 ST: Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade TR 1:40-2:55 Prof John Cropper

Pre-req for 200-level History Courses: History 115/116 or equivalent

HPCP 205 Drawing Charleston W 1-4 PM Prof Ralph Muldrow

HPCP 299 Preservation Planning Studio M 2-5 [Pre-req: HPCP 199]

MUSC 222 ST: All That Jazz. Online Summer I Prof. Yiorgos Vassilandonakis

MUSC 365 Ensemble: Gospel Choir T 6:30-9 Prof Brenten Merrill Weeks

RELS 253 Religions of Charleston TR 1:40-2:55 Prof Brennan Keegan

Flyer for WGST Quuer Friendship courseWGST 352 ST: Queer Friendship, Kinship, Comradeship, and Community as Liberation Praxis. MW 2-3:15 Prof. Cristina Domingez

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Events March-April 2022 focused on our region and community

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | March 16, 2022 | No Comment |

Attend these events to learn more about the South and contribute to making the region a better place for all.

Tuesday 3.15 5:30-6:30 Post & Courier Uncovered panel discussion on corruption in SC, Rita Hollings Center. Get tickets (free) to attend in person or virtually (or see recording afterward)

Wed 3.16. FLASC group on Mental Fitness discussion of  All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles, 1-2pm. Professor Miles will attend virtually. If you are interested in committing to reading/discussing the book and meeting the author please Sign up here 

3.16 6 pm  Presentation by authors of Through Mama’s Eyes: Unique Perspectives in Southern Matriarchy Zoom

3.17 4 pm “Bonds of Empire: The English Origins of Slave Law in South Carolina and British Plantation America, 166-1783” by Lee Wilson HTTPS://COFC.ZOOM.US/J/88442608381

3.17 4-5 PM Beyond the Binary: A Facilitated Conversation about Gender Expansiveness, sponsored by GSEC and I-CAN, 14 Greenway

Friday 3.18 2 pm Social Justice Coffee Hour in Stern 205, including Harlan Greene and alum Tanner Crunelle as panelists

Saturday March 19 Awakening of the Ancestors Through Music: A Gullah Geechee Homecoming. Dance (ring shout) and choral program sponsored by International African American Museum at Mt Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 7396 Rivers Avenue, N Charleston. 3:45 Dance program 4:00 Choral program. Virtual and in-person attendance options. For more information and to register, visit chscp.co/awakening-ancestors

March 20:  Avery Bottle Tree rededication with Libation Pour by Priestess Osun Wonuola Efunlayo (11 AM) and Open House

March 22  College Libraries and Office of Institutional Diversity community workshop – “Beyond the Filter: Telling Stories with Photographs of Family and Community.” Addlestone Library, Room 127 (or via Zoom), 12:30pm. More information and registration: https://library.cofc.edu/event-beyond-the-filter-tuesday-3-22/

March 24 Avery Research Center and African American Studies Decolonizing the Curriculum lecture – Dr. Erica Dotson: “Black English and Honoring Linguistic Dexterity.” Click Here to Register

March 26 African American Settlement Community Historic Commission Fundraiser for 1904 Long Point School building with Charlton Singleton

Mar 28 Friends of the Library book discussion with historian Orville Vernon Burton (Clemson) and civil rights lawyer Armand Derfner on their book Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court. Mckinley-Washington Auditorium, Avery research Center, 125 Bull Street, 6pm. Register for the in-person event or the simulcast on Zoom.

Mar 30 6 pm Conversation with Margaret Seidler and Polly Sheppard, sponsored by CSSC, location TBD Dorothea Benton Frank series visiting writer — Natasha Trethewey, Nonfiction/Poetry Reading. 7PM, Randolph Hall, Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Mar 31 7 PM Poetry reading by US Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway Alumni Hall

April 4 7 PM Charleston Area Justice Ministry’s Nehemiah Action Assembly, 3659 W Montague Avenue

April 5 Women’s and Gender Studies’ fourth “Feminism in Motion” event, celebrating student accomplishments. 3pm, EHHP Alumni Center.

April 7  College-wide Research Expo featuring student research and creative activities from across campus. This event is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, April 7, 2022 in TD Arena

April 18 Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston’s Annual Lecture featuring Professor James Spady, editor of “Fugitive Movements: Commemorating the Denmark Vesey Affair and Black Radical Antislavery in the Atlantic World”  (Time and Location TBD)

April 22-23 Edisto Natchez-Kusso Annual Powwow, Ridgeville, SC

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Spring 2022 Course Offerings

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | October 5, 2021 | No Comment |

C of C departments provide many opportunities to study our region’s history, ecosystems, and culture (literature, music, art and architecture, and more). The following Spring 22 courses count for the minor in Southern Studies. Join us as we explore our region and learn how to make it a better place for everyone who lives here.

African American Studies 

AAST 300/LACS 310 Race and Diasporic Connections in  U.S. & Latin America. 12:14 TR Don Polite

AAST 300/HPCP 290  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Historic Preservation (either online or TR 9:25) Barry Stiefel

Art History

ARTH 290 African American Art TR 12:45-2 Mary Shelley Trent

ARTH 338/HPCP 338 American Vernacular Art and Material Culture,


BIOL 301 Plant Taxonomy MWF 11, Lab M 1-5. Jean Everett

BIOL 334    Herpetology TR10:50 Lab T 12:30-4:30, Allison Marie Welch


EDFS 201 Foundations of Education (multiple sections)


ENGL 241/SOST 241 Studying Southern Cultures and Literature. TR 1:40 Scott Peeples

ENGL 360 Charleston Writers TR 9:25. Julia Eichelberger

ENGL 364 19th Century African American Novels. Michael Duvall


GEOG 219 Reading the Lowcountry Landscape  Online Annette Watson

Historic Preservation and Community Planning

HPCP 299 Preservation Planning Studio M 2-5 James Ward

HPCP 285 Drawing Charleston. W 1-4 Ralph Muldrow

HPCP 290/AAST 300  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Historic Preservation (either online or TR 9:25) Barry Stiefel


HIST 217 African American History Since 1865, MW 2-3:15 Ann Pennebaker

HIST 225 History of the South since 1865 TR 12:15 Tammy Ingram

HIST 304 History of South Carolina

HIST 304 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, 1845-1877. MW 2-3:15 Wendy Gonaver

HIST 320 Special Topics in Lowcountry History: Charleston Architecture T 5:30-8:15 Robert Stockton

HIST 321 Race, Violence, and Memory in American History

Jewish Studies

JWST 315 Southern Jewish History TR 1:40 Ashley Walters

Latin American Studies

LACS 310/AAST 300 Race and Diasporic Connections in  U.S. & Latin America. 12:14 TR Don Polite


MUSC 365 Ensemble: Gospel Choir T 6:30-9 Brenten Merrill Weeks

Southern Studies

SOST 241/ENGL 241: Studying Southern Cultures and Literature TR 1:40-2:55 Scott Peeples

SOST 400 Southern Studies Capstone Project (Express I) 3:05-4:25 Julia Eichelberger


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Fall & Summer Semester 2021 Course Offerings!

Posted by: stahlal | March 23, 2021 | No Comment |

Get a Major in “Home”! 

Click here to download flyer for Southern Studies Fall 2021 Course Offerings

Summer 2021

Updates on Spring 2021 Semester at CofC

EDFS 201 – Foundations of Education – Brian K. Lanahan -Online

MUSC 222.4 – All That Jazz: A Guided Tour of America’s Music – Yiorogos Vassilandonakis – Online

SOST 200.o1 Intro to Southern Studies  Adam Jordan — Online

Fall 2021

AAST 300 – Rooted and Sovereign: Black Decolonial Landings – Tamara T. Butler -MW 2:00 – 3:15 (ONL)

ARTH 261 – Fine and Decorative Arts of Charleston – Patricia Marie Dillon – TR 12:45-2

ARTH 338 – American Vernacular Art and Material Culture – Richard Grant Gilmore – MWF 9:00-9:50

ARTH 396 – Architecture of Memory: Museums, Memorial and Monuments – Nathaniel R. Walker – MWF 12:30 – 1:20

ARTH 339 – History of American Interiors (cross listed with HPCP 339) – Richard Grant Gilmore – MW 3:25-4:40

EDFS 201 – Foundation of Education (Multiple Sections)

ENGL 313 – African American Literature – Valerie D. Frazier – MWF 12:00 – 12:50

Update on Fall 2021 Semester at the College of CharlestonGEOL 213 – Natural Hazards – Steven C. Jaume’ – MWF 12:00 – 12:50

GEOL 257 – Marine Geology – Leslie R. Sautter -TR 10:50 – 12:05

HONS 172 – Honors Introduction to Southern Studies – Julia Eichelberger – MW – 2:00 – 3:15

HPCP 299 – Preservation Planning Studio – James L. Ward -M 2:00 – 5:00

HPCP 285 – Drawing Charleston – Ralph Charles Muldrow – W 1:00 – 4:00

HIST 210 – History of the Appalachia – Sandra D. Slater – MWF – 1:00 – 1:50

HIST 215 – Native American History – Christophe J. Boucher – TR 1:40 – 2:55

HIST 310 – The Long Civil Rights Movement – Shannon C. Eaves – TR 1:40 – 2:55

Updates on the Spring Semester


MUSC 365.01 – Gospel Choir: Ensemble – Brenten Merrill Weeks – W 6:00 – 8:50

POLI 330 – Southern Politics – Heyward G. Knotts – TR 9:25 – 10:40

SOST – Intro to Southern Studies – James L. Ward MWF 11:00 – 11:5

(Photos courtesy of The College Today)

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Finding the Spirit of South Carolina

Posted by: stahlal | November 11, 2020 | No Comment |

Photo Courtesy of “Spirit of South Carolina” Facebook Page

By Abby Stahl

Nestled in the Charleston harbor is a special opportunity awaiting the students of the College of Charleston. The Spirit of South Carolina is a tall ship built to historical specs that offers students the chance to connect with the history and community of Charleston through the very waterways that built up commerce and trade. We got to sit down with one of the program’s key administrators, Professor Blake Scott of the International Studies Department, to talk about what the College’s partnership with The Spirit offers not only students but also the community.

The ship travels through the old maritime route followed during the Triangle of Trade that allowed the early colonies, like Charleston, to build up major port cities. Manned by a small crew of trained sailors but also with the aid of the students on board, the ship travels through the Caribbean, into Havana and back up to Charleston, stopping in other southern port towns along the way. This spring, the ship would have arrived home just in time for some of the major 250th anniversary celebrations taking place for the College, and the 300th anniversary for the city in the spring, but those fell through due to the Covid outbreak that happened that March. Study onboard has been enjoyed by several students in the past couple of years, not only at C of C but also the Citadel, and the ship has hosted many tourist and local events of the city.

Editorial: Events add to Charleston's rich maritime history | Editorials | postandcourier.com

Photo courtesy of Sylvia Jarrus, The Post & Courier

Classes offered aboard included Beginning Sailing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Caribbean Crossroads, appealing to a wide variety of majors and minors. Distinguished C of C faculty were sailing alongside students on board. The ship was even set to meet with Dr. Scott and his students studying abroad in Havanan, Cuba when they docked for two weeks.

Though the global pandemic put a halt to most of the program’s Spring calendar for last year, they found creative ways to continue in a socially distant manor and hope to return stronger than ever with more chances for student involvement in the future. The ship played host to the Port Cities Conference and still stands as a point of pride in the harbor. It represents not only where we came from but rather what we are, as it offers both the public and students an interactive window into history. Sure to be a unique way to see the world both now and then, the Semester at Sea program hopes to return once it is safe to do so. To learn more and to see what it’s like to live out a Semester At Sea, check out the video!

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S 2021 Course Offerings

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | October 20, 2020 | No Comment |

Spring 2021 will bring lots of courses where students can learn more about the South. All these courses count toward the minor in Southern Studies!

This list will be updated as more information becomes available. If you are planning to teach or enroll in a course that is focused on the South and that’s not on this list, please contact the program director, Grant Gilmore, gilmorerg@cofc.edu to see if it can be added. 

AAST 340 Race, Violence, and Memory in American History TR 9:25-10:40 + online  Dr. Mari Crabtree

AAST 360 Mass Incarceration and Its Roots  TR 10:50-12:05 + online Dr. Mari Crabtree

ARTH 338/HPCP 338 American Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture  9-9:50 + online

BIOL 333 Ornithology  Online  Dr. Melissa Hughes

ENGL 313 African American Literature 11-11:50 MWF + online, Dr. Valerie Frazier

ENGL 315 Black Women Writers TR 12:15-1:30 + online, Dr. Lisa Young

ENGL 350 Mark Twain  TR 9:25-10:40 + online, Dr. Mike Duvall

EDFS 201 Foundations of Education (Multiple Sections)

FYSE 115 The Wonderful World of Real Estate According to King Street MW 2-3:15 + online Dr Elaine Worzala

HPCP 290 Charleston Architecture W 1-4 Online Professor Ralph Muldrow

HPCP 340 Buildings & Landscapes of the College of Charleston TR 1:40-2:5 + online Prof James Ward

HPCP 299 Preservation Planning Studio Professor James Ward  M 2-5 PM + online

HIST 217 African American History Since 1865 TR 1:40 + online Dr. Shannon Eaves

HIST 222 History of South Carolina T 5:30-8:15 Professor Robert Stockton

HIST 225 History of the South Since 1865 TR 12:15-1:30 + online Dr. Tammy Ingram

HONS 250 Black Religion and Black Nationalism  TR 12:15- 1:30 Dr. Matthew Cressler

MUSC 222 All That Jazz: A Guided Tour of America’s Music  Online Professor Yiorgos Vassilandonakis

SOST 175 Religion in the U. S. South  MWF 11-11:50 + online  Dr. Elijah Siegler

SOST 200 Intro to Southern Studies   Online   Dr. Barry Stiefel

SOST 400 Southern Studies Capstone Project   Online  Dr. Grant Gilmore

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