College of Arts & Sciences

Appalachian Studies - Minor


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The minor in Appalachian Studies offers students with serious interests in Appalachian regional studies an opportunity to pursue a minor concentration to complement a major in one of the university’s professional or liberal arts programs. This interdisciplinary program enables students to comprehend more fully the history, health, social structure, environment, and culture of the region – its people, its challenges, and its future.

Minor Requirements 

APP 200 – Introduction to Appalachian Studies [3 hours]
Students must complete 15 additional hours of approved Appalachian Studies courses, possible courses include:
APP 300 – Topics in Appalachian Studies (subtitle required)
APP 395 – Independent Study
APP 399 – Practicum
GEO 365 – Special Topics in Regional Geography (subtitle required)
HIS 579 – History of the New South
HIS 580 – History of Appalachia
MUS 301 – Appalachian Music
PS 456G – Appalachian Politics
SOC 343 – Political Sociology (if appropriate)
SOC 534 – Sociology of Appalachia
SOC 735 – Topical Seminar in Social Inequalities (if appropriate)
For additional courses that may count toward the Appalachian Studies minor, students should consult with the Academic Program Director for Appalachian Studies.
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Appalachian Studies Minor