Coordinator and Assistant Professor: Dr. Matkin-Rawn (History), 450-5630
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Southern and Arkansas Studies provides undergraduates with an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the unique culture, politics, history, and geography of Arkansas and the South. Students can select from a rich variety of courses to explore key issues shaping Southern society such as race, economic development, religion, politics, migration, and the impact of Arkansas and the South on popular culture. Through the program, students also deepen their understanding of the development and impact of regional identity in its national and global contexts.
In addition to providing an interdisciplinary foundation of study in the humanities and social sciences, the Southern and Arkansas Studies program offers students training and opportunities for individualized learning experiences through independent research projects and internships. As students learn about the South and Arkansas, they also acquire research and problem-solving skills vital to making their own contribution to our current understanding of our communities, state, and region.
Course Offerings for Fall 2014
19885 ANTH 3300 Regional Anthropology (The Ozarks) 3:00 - 3:30 MWF Browne Irby 202
19436 ENGL 4381 Major African and African American Writers 12:00 - 12:50 MWF Leavell Irby 304
19670 GEOG 3380 Geography in Arkansas 10:00 - 10:50 MWF Pearson Irby 311
19503 HIST 4346 The South since 1865 6:00 - 8:50 W Matkin-Rawn Irby 115
16980 HIST 4355 The Role of Arkansas in the Nation 6:00 - 8:50 M Toudji Irby 115
19564 HIST 4330 Civil War and Reconstruction 2:00 - 3:55 TR Epps Irby 122