Ozarks Studies Courses

Explore topics in Ozarks studies

The following course list includes all options for this minor. The typical offerings listed for each course are estimates and subject to change. Work with your advisor when scheduling your classes each semester.

Required courses

  • HST 375 The Ozarks in American History

    Recommended Prerequisite: HST 121 or 122. The Ozarks as an historic American region. Historical geography of the Ozarks. The Old Ozarks Frontier; the Modern Ozarks; the Cosmopolitan Ozarks; the New Ozarks Frontier. Relation of the Ozarks to major themes in U.S. History.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • OZK 150 Introduction to Ozarks Studies

    This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the study of the Ozarks region and its inhabitants, including Ozarks history and geography, regional folk culture and traditions, and current issues.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

Choose 12 hours from the following courses

  • ANT 397 Special Topics

    Selected topics such as primitive technology, cultural ecology and behavioral evolution. May be repeated to a total of 9 hours when topic changes. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 564 Ozarks Natural Communities

    Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 369. Examination of forests, glades, and aquatic habitats with focus on environmental issues in the Ozarks. Integration into formal and non-formal educational settings will be covered. May be taught at the Bull Shoals Field Station. May be taught concurrently with BIO 664. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 564 and BIO 664.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • BIO 597 Topics in Biology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A variable content course to provide for the offering of selected topics in biology on a one time or first-time basis. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. May be taught concurrently with BIO 697. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 697 and BIO 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 385 Ozarks Traditions

    Prerequisite: ENG 283.

    The course will introduce elements of folklore theory applicable to museum and performance presentation, and include reading and examination of folk worlds within the Ozarks context. Major genres covered may include ballad, legend, folk tale, and folk song.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 386 Literature of the Ozarks

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

    Survey of representative works of fiction and poetry focusing on the Ozarks or Ozarks characters.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 301 Geography of the Ozarks

    Physical and cultural geography of the Ozarks. Surveys basic geology, landforms, soils, vegetation and the geography of settlement, population, major economic activities, lifestyles and the cultural landscape. Emphasis on historical development and spatial distributions. Field trip required. Supplemental course fee. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 310 Fundamentals of Tourism

    Tourism is analyzed from the academic perspective. This course incorporates concepts, principles, and theories from disciplines such as psychology, economics, and marketing that greatly influence the industry. The course covers the destination, marketing, demand, and transportation. It connects the geographical elements and the impact of tourism, while also analyzing the government regulations that attempt to mitigate negative results.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • OZK 300 Topics in Ozarks Studies

    In-depth inquiry into topics in Ozarks Studies. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours if the topic is different.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PLS 497 Special Topics

    A course designed to provide a means of study for topics not addressed elsewhere in the curriculum. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours. Variable content course. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • REC 320 Fundamentals of Tourism

    Geographical and recreational elements of tourism and travel including social, economic, environmental and political factors. Career options will be identified. Students participate in tourism research projects. One field trip may be required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • REL 531 Ozarks Religion

    Prerequisite: 50 hours.

    Recommended Prerequisite: REL 131 or REL 390 or SOC 390 or HST 375 or ENG 385. Explores the rich and varied terrain of Ozarks religious life, focusing on the impact of social change. This theme is explored through readings on rural and urban communities, Protestant revivalism, folklore and traditional practices, Ozarks Jewish life, Bible Belt Catholicism, Branson tourism, and the new immigrants. Students will use the methods of oral history interviewing and field observation to make sense of Ozarks religion. May be taught concurrently with REL 636. Cannot receive credit for both REL 531 and REL 636.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SOC 397 Special Topics

    Selected topics of contemporary interest in Sociology. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when the topic changes. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings