Ozarks Studies Courses
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.
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.
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.
Choose 12 hours from the following courses
ANT 397 Special Topics
Selected topics such as primitive technology, cultural ecology and behavioral evolution. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours when topic changes.
BIO 564 Ozarks Natural Communities
Recommended Prerequisite: BIO 367 and BIO 368. 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.
BIO 597 Topics in BiologyPrerequisite: 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 when topic varies. May be taught concurrently with BIO 697. Cannot receive credit for both BIO 697 and BIO 597.
ENG 385 Ozarks TraditionsPrerequisite: 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.
ENG 386 Literature of the OzarksPrerequisite: ENG 110.
Survey of representative works of fiction and poetry focusing on the Ozarks or Ozarks characters.
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. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.