Southern Studies

Drawing on the University of Virginia’s unique and historic strength in the study of the US South, students in the Southern Studies concentration pursue their interests in the region across multiple disciplines, including English, music, history, art history, film studies, the history of photography, and architectural history. Recent students in this concentration have conducted their own research on southern foodways, applied comparative approaches to the study of southern literatures, designed and conducted oral history projects, investigated the history of local music, and made documentary films.

American Studies faculty members with expertise in this area include Anna Brickhouse, Marlene Daut, Jennifer Greeson, and Grace Hale.

Core Courses

Students concentrating in Southern Studies must take at least 2 courses from the following Core classes. The 2 courses must be from different departments.

  • ARTH 2753 Arts and Cultures of the Slave South
  • ENAM 3880 Literature of the South
  • HIUS 3231 Rise and Fall of the Slave South
  • HIUS 3232 South in the 20th Century
  • MUSI 2120 History of Jazz

The remaining 4 electives may come from the Core class list and/or from the following list of approved courses specific to the Southern Studies concentration. At least 2 of these 6 courses must be at the 3000 level or above.

Elective Courses

  • AAS 1010 Intro to African-American Studies I
  • AAS 1020 Intro to African American Studies II
  • AAS 1559 New Course in African & African American Studies (Select Course Topics)
  • AAS 2450 Health of Black Folks
  • AAS 2559 New Course in African & African American Studies (Select Course Topics)
  • AAS 2700 Festivals of the Americas
  • AAS 3200 Martin, Malcolm and America
  • AAS/HIUS 3231 Rise and Fall of the Slave South
  • AAS 3280 Reading the Black College Campus
  • AAS 3456 The Supreme Court and the Civil Rights Movement
  • AAS 3500 Intermediate Seminar in African-American & African Studies (Select Course Topics)
  • AAS 3559 New Course in African & African American Studies (Select Course Topics)
  • AAS 3652 African American History since 1865
  • AAS 4109 Civil Rights Movement and the Media
  • AAS 4500 Advanced Seminar in African-American & African Studies (Select Course Topics)
  • AAS 4500 Advanced Seminar in African-American & African Studies: Racial Geographies
  • AAS 4559 New Course in African & African American Studies (Select Course Topics)
  • AAS 4570 Advanced Research Seminar in African-American & African Studies (Select Course Topics)
  • AAS 4845/ENAM 4845 Black Speculative Fiction
  • AMST 2220 Race, Identity, and Amer. Vis. Culture
  • AMST 2460/ AMST 2500 Language in the US
  • AMST 2500 Cultural Landscapes of the US
  • AMST 2559 Cultures of Hip-Hop
  • AMST 2559 Racial Performances
  • AMST 2753 Arts & Cultures of the Slave South
  • AMST 3221 Hands-On Public History
  • ANTH 2250 Nationalism, Racism, Multiculturalism
  • ANTH 2360 Don Juan and Castaneda
  • ANTH 2590 Social & Cultural Anthropology (Select Course Topics)
  • ANTH 2820 The Emergence of States and Cities
  • ANTH 3154 Indians of the American Southwest
  • ANTH 3155 Anthropology of Everyday American Life
  • ANTH 3157 Peoples, Cultures and Societies of the Caribbean
  • ANTH 3175 Native American Art: The Astor Collection
  • ANTH 3450 Native American Languages
  • ANTH 3830 North American Archaeology
  • ANTH 3870 Archaeology of Virginia
  • ARH 3701 Early American Architecture
  • ARH 3703 Nineteenth-Century American Architecture
  • ARH 3704 Twentieth-Century American Architecture
  • ARH 3500 Special Topics in Architectural History (Select Course Topics)
  • ARH 4500 Special Topics in Architectural History - UVa History: Race and Repair
  • ARTH 2471 Art Since 1945
  • ARTH 2745 African American Art
  • ARTH 2752 American Art Since Reconstruction
  • ARTH 2753/AMST 2753 Arts & Cultures of the Slave South
  • ARTH 4591 Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art (Select Course Topics)
  • DRAM 3070 African American Theatre
  • DRAM 3600 Modern American Drama
  • ENAM 3110 American Literature to 1865
  • ENAM 3120 American Literature since 1865
  • ENAM 3130 African-American Survey I
  • ENAM 3140 African-American Lit II
  • ENAM 3180 Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • ENAM 3280 Reading the Black College Campus
  • ENAM 3500 Studies in American Literature (Select Course Tpoics)
  • ENAM 3510 Studies in African-American Literature & Culture (Select Course Topics)
  • ENAM 3559 New Course in American Literature (Select Course Topics)
  • ENAM 3880 The Literature of the South
  • ENAM 3890 Mass Media and American Culture
  • ENAM 4500 Advanced Studies in American Literature (Select Course Topics)
  • ENAM 4840 Fictions of Black Identity
  • ENAM 4845/AAS 4845 Black Speculative Fiction
  • ENAM 5840 Contemporary African American Literature
  • ENCR 4500 Advanced Studies in Literary Criticism (Select Course Topics)
  • ENLT 2513 Major Authors of American Literature (Select Course Topics)
  • ENLT 2513 Major Authors of American Literature: Modern American Mythologies
  • ENLT 2514 Modern American Authors (Select Course Topics)
  • ENLT 2514 Modern American Authors: Modern American Authors, 1890-2013
  • ENLT 2514 Modern American Authors: Social Protest Fiction
  • ENLT 2547 Black Writers in America
  • ENMC 3120 American Lit of the 20th Century
  • ENMC 3150 Literature of the Americas
  • ENMC 3310 Major African-American Poets
  • ENMC 3420 Modern Drama II
  • ENMC 3500 Studies in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Select Course Topics)
  • ENMC 3500 Studies in Modern and Contemporary Literature: Contemporary Jewish Fiction
  • ENMC 3559 New Course in Modern and Contemporary Literature : Vietnam War in Lit and Film
  • ENMC 3570 Contem Ethnic American Fict
  • HIAF 4501 Seminar in African History: Slave Soc. in Atlantic World
  • HIEU 2102 Modern Jewish History
  • HILA 2001 Colonial Latin America
  • HILA 2001 Colonial Latin America, 1500-1824
  • HILA 2002 Modern Latin America, 1824 to Present
  • HILA 2110 Latin American Civilization
  • HILA 2201 History of the Caribbean
  • HILA 3031 Mexico from Conquest to Nation
  • HILA 3032 Mexico, 1854-present
  • HILA 3032 Mexico, Revolution and Evolution, 1854 to Present
  • HILA 3051 Modern Central America
  • HILA 3061 History of Modern Brazil
  • HILA 3071 History of Colonial Brazil
  • HILA 3111 Public Life in Modern Latin America
  • HILA 3201 History of the Caribbean, 1500-2000
  • HILA 4501 Seminar in Latin American History (All Course Topics)
  • HILA 4511 Colloquium in Latin American Theory (All Course Topics)
  • HILA 4559 New Course in Latin American History (All Course Topics)
  • HILA 4591 Topics in Latin American History (All Course Topics)
  • HIUS 2001 American History to 1865
  • HIUS 2002 American History Since 1865
  • HIUS 2071 American Power and Energies - A History of the United States
  • HIUS 2401 History of American Catholicism
  • HIUS 3011 The Colonial Period of American History
  • HIUS 3031 The Era of the American Revolution
  • HIUS 3051 The Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1789-1845
  • HIUS 3071 The Coming of the Civil War
  • HIUS 3072 The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIUS 3111 The United States in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900
  • HIUS 3131 The Emergence Modern America, 1870-1930
  • HIUS 3161 Viewing America, 1940 to the Present
  • HIUS 3231/AAS 3231 Rise and Fall of the Slave South
  • HIUS 3232 The South in the Twentieth Century
  • HIUS 3261 Trans-Mississippi West
  • HIUS 3281 History of Virginia Since 1865
  • HIUS 3282 Virginia History since 18655
  • HIUS 3452 History of Urban America
  • HIUS 3455 History of U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914
  • HIUS 3471 American Labor
  • HIUS 3611 History of Women in America, 1600 to 1865
  • HIUS 3612 Gender & Sexuality in America, 1865 to Present
  • HIUS 3641 American Indian History
  • HIUS 3651 Afro-American History to 1865
  • HIUS 3652 Afro-American History since 1865
  • HIUS 3654 Black Fire
  • HIUS 3671 History of the Civil Rights Movement
  • HIUS 3752 History of Early American Law
  • HIUS 3753 History of Modern American Law
  • HIUS 3753 Intellectual & Cultural History of the United States to 1865
  • HIUS 3851 Intellectual & Cultural Hist of the United States Since 1865
  • HIUS 4150 Salem Witch Trials: History and Literature
  • HIUS 4501 Seminar in United States History (Select Course Topics)
  • HIUS 4501 Seminar in United States History: Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery
  • HIUS 4501 Seminar in United States History: Slavery/Social Life at Early UVa
  • HIUS 4591 Topics in United States History (Select Course Topics)
  • HIUS 4591 Topics in United States History: UVa History: Race and Repair
  • LNGS 2220 Black English
  • *MDST 2502 Special Topics in Film Genre: American Gangster Films (* Must be a Media Studies Major)
  • *MDST 2810 Cinema as An Art Form
  • *MDST 3402 War and the Media
  • *MDST 3404 The Wire: Understanding Urban America Through TV at its Best
  • *MDST 3501 Special Topics in Directors and Auteurs(Select Course Topics)
  • *MDST 3501 Special Topics in Directors and Auteurs:  Films of Woody Allen
  • *MDST 3501 Special Topics in Directors and Auteurs: Films of Welles & Hitchcock
  • *MDST 3502 Special Topics in Film Genre (Select Course Topics)
  • *MDST 3502 Special Topics in Film Genre: Shooting the Western
  • *MDST 4106 - Media and the Kennedy Era
  • *MDST 4200 Sex and Gender Go To The Movies
  • MUSI 2070 Popular Musics: American Music
  • MUSI 2080 American Music: Roots Music of Multicultural America
  • MUSI 2120 History of Jazz Music
  • MUSI 3120 Jazz Studies
  • PLAN 1010 Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning
  • PLAN 3060 Law, Land and the Environment
  • PLAN 3310 History of Cities and Planning
  • PLAP 2250 American Political Tradition
  • PLAP 2270 Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • PLAP 3140 Mass Media and American Politics
  • PLAP 3190 Judicial Process and Policy-Making
  • PLAP 3350 American Congress
  • PLAP 3370 Workshop in Contemporary American Electoral Politics
  • PLAP 3810 Constitutional Interpretation: Separation of Powers and Federalism
  • PLAP 3820 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • PLAP 4141 Sex Differences: Biology, Culture, Politics and Policy
  • PLAP 4360 Campaigns and Elections
  • PLAP 4430 Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in American Politics
  • PLAP 4500 Special Topics in American Politics (Select Course Topics)
  • PLAP 4500 Special Topics in American Politics: U.S. Immigration Politics
  • PLAP 4601 Democracy in America
  • PLIR 4650 American Foreign Policy Making
  • PLPT 3200 African American Political Thought
  • PLPT 4030 Democracy and Its Critics
  • PLPT 4070 Liberalism and its Critics
  • PLPT 4090 Pragmatism, Religion, and Democracy
  • PLPT 4305 American Political Thought to 1856
  • RELA 2850 Afro-Creole Religion in the Americas
  • RELA 3351 African Diaspora Religions
  • RELC 2401 History of American Catholicism
  • RELC 3804 American Catholic Social and Political Thought
  • RELC 4044 Religion and the American Courts
  • RELG 2150 Religion in America Life and Thought to 1865
  • RELG 2160 Religion in American Life & Thought from 1865 to the Present
  • RELG 2660 "Spiritual But Not Religious': Spirituality in America
  • RELG 2700 Festivals of the Americas
  • RELG 3200 Martin, Malcolm, and America
  • RELG 3360 Religions in the New World
  • RELG 3780 Faulkner and the Bible
  • RELG 4150 Salem Witch Trials
  • RELG 4220 American Religious Autobiography
  • SOC 2470 American Society and Popular Culture
  • SOC 3056 Culture and Power
  • SOC 3410 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 4100 Sociology of the African-American Community
  • SOC 4140 Sociology of Consumption
  • SOC 4420 Sociology of Inequality
  • SOC 4870 Immigration
  • SPAN 3420 Survey of Latin American Literature I (Colonial to 1900)
  • SPAN 3430 Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present)
  • SPAN 4310 Latin American Women Writers from 1900 to the Present
  • SPAN 4319 Borges
  • SPAN 4320 Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction
  • SPAN 4321 Contemporary Latin-American Novel
  • SPAN 4500 Special Topics Seminar: Literature (Select Course Topics)
  • SPAN 4500 Special Topics Seminar: Literature: Interpreting Colonial Latin America
  • SPAN 4500 Special Topics Seminar: Literature: Dictatorship in Latin America Literature
  • SPAN 4520 Special Topics Seminar: Culture and Civilization : Hispano-Phillippine Studies
  • SPAN 4710 Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN 4712 Travelers in Latin America
  • SPAN 4715 Cuban Culture Through Cinema
  • WGS 2224 Black Femininites and Masculinities in Media
  • WGS 2895 Front Lines of Social Change: Through the Lens of Gender, Race and Class
  • WGS 2897 Gender Violence and Social Justice
  • WGS 3130 Geographies of Desire: Race, Gender, Place, Identity
  • WGS 3559 New Courses in Women, Gender and Sexuality (Select Course Topics)
  • WGS 3612 Gender and Sexuality in the United States, 1865-Present
  • WGS 4200 Sex and Gender Go to the Movies

 

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