The Appalachian Studies Program provides students with an understanding of the heritages, environments, and cultures of the Appalachian region, while first questioning the very notion of what Appalachia is and what it may mean to be Appalachian. Students critique and analyze the political economies and institutions of the region, as well as learn about the rich diversity of its people.

Our program is supplemented by cultural activities, such as folklife programs, concerts, and literary readings that are sponsored by the Appalachian Regional & 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, the minor will be beneficial as you acquire cultural sensitivity and responsiveness skills and critical thinking that transcend the particular place of Appalachia and can be applied on a national and even international level.

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