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. The student’s minor program must be approved by the director of the North Carolina studies program.