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The Appalachian Studies Program provides students with an understanding of the heritage, environment and culture of the Appalachian region. Students critique and analyze the political, social, and environmental economies and institutions of Appalachia, as well as learn the rich diversity of the region's people.

Our program is supplemented by cultural activities such as folklife programs, concerts and literary readings that are sponsored by the Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center and/or the Appalachian Events Committee - a student/faculty/staff group.

A Program Designed For Everyone!

If you plan to live and work within Appalachia, we're positive you will find our minor a valuable addition to your major field of study.

Even if you are planning to live outside the region, our minor will be beneficial because you will acquire cultural competency skills and critical thinking that transcend the particular of Appalachia and can be applied on an international level. 

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