Southern and Arkansas Studies
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.