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Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08


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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Interdisciplinary Programs


North Carolina Studies

E. Thomson Shields, Director, 2112 Bate Building

The minor in North Carolina studies is an interdisciplinary program that requires 24 s.h. credit. The minor provides students with a comprehensive natural and cultural history of North Carolina and a knowledge of the contemporary conditions and issues that history has created. The program requires an introductory course, a senior research seminar, a series of core courses, and electives drawn from the following disciplines: anthropology, biology, English, geography, geology, history, and political science. Courses taken to meet foundations curriculum requirements cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina studies minor but 3 s.h. of coursework from a student's major can be accepted as credit toward the minor. The student’s minor program must be approved by the director of the North Carolina studies program.

  1. Core - 15 s.h.
    ENGL 4230. North Carolina Literature (3) (WI) (S-OY) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    GEOG 3055. North Carolina (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3100. North Carolina History (3) (F,S) (FC:SO) or 5135. Problems in North Carolina History (3) (S) (WI*) (P: HIST 1050, 1051; or consent of instructor)
    NCST 2000. Introduction to North Carolina Studies (3) (F)
    NCST 4000. Windows on North Carolina’s Past (3) (S) (P: NCST 2000; 6 s.h. in NCST; or consent of director) or 4010. Contemporary Issues and Problems in North Carolina (3) (S) (P: NCST 2000; 6 s.h. in NCST; or consent of director)
  2. Electives (Choose from at least two of the areas listed below.) - 9 s.h.
    No more than 3 s.h. of course work in the student’s major field will be acceptable for credit toward the minor. Additional courses beyond those listed below will be accepted if they significantly further the student’s understanding of North Carolina studies; prior approval by the director is required for additional courses.
    ANTH 3005. North American Indians (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 3111. North American Archaeology (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 5065. Maritime Anthropology (3) (P: ANTH 2200 or consent of instructor)
    ANTH 5120. Archaeology of the Southeastern US (3) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    BIOL 1010. Biodiversity of Coastal North Carolina (3) (F,S)
    BIOL 3400, 3401. Biological Field Studies of the Coastal Plain (3,0) (P: 2 Courses in BIOL or GEOL or consent of instructor)
    ENGL 3570. American Folklore (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 5230. Southern Regional Literature (3) (WI) (P: ENGL 1200)
    GEOL 5500. Directed Studies in Geology (2) (P: Senior or graduate standing in GEOL or consent of instructor)
    HIST 3100. North Carolina History (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5140. The Old South (3)
    HIST 5141. The South Since 1877 (3) (WI*)
    POLS 3244. North Carolina Politics (3) (F)
    POLS 4321. Contemporary Southern Politics (3) (S)