Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Southern Studies Minor

Julia Eichelberger, Director
Phone: 843.953.5646

The minor in Southern Studies provides an interdisciplinary study of the southern United States and its history, culture, and significance. Students in the minor will gain a fuller understanding of the ways in which the region has been interpreted and continues to be interpreted. The minor showcases the College’s rich curriculum of courses that approach the study of the South from multiple disciplines and also from local, national, and international perspectives. Because the minor draws from courses in nearly two dozen majors and programs at the College, it is an excellent complement to almost any program of study. Students who minor in Southern Studies will be well prepared for graduate programs and careers that require strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Minor Requirements

Credit Hours: 19+

In addition to completing the requirements for this minor, students must also complete the minor requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.


Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 172  in lieu of SOST 200 .

Complete 15 credit hours of additional coursework:

No more than 9 credit hours in a single discipline and at least 6 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above:

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. In addition, approved first-year seminar (FYSE) courses with at least 1/3 content focused on the South, as well as independent study, internship and tutorial courses focused on the South, may also count toward the minor. See program director.