Introducing ...The Southern Studies Minor at UNC Charlotte

November 7, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Southern Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the American South. The Minor in Southern Studies provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the region from historical, cultural, geographical, literary, political, and artistic perspectives, among others. Students gain knowledge and experience in critical thinking, writing, and reading, along with increased cultural awareness, through exposure to the many academic fields that anchor the study of the South. 

The Minor in Southern Studies is open to students in all majors. It consists of 18 hours of coursework, including SOST 2100 "Introduction to Southern Studies" and 15 hours of electives.  You may count six hours of southern-content courses from each of your majors or additional minors. For a list of elective courses approved for the minor go to:

If you would like advising or more information about becoming a Southern Studies minor, please contact Krystion Obie Nelson or Paula Eckard at To declare the minor, contact Jolanna Erickson at  Be sure to include your student identification number.