Appalachian Studies Courses

For a list of Summer/Fall 2020 courses that can county towards the Appalachian Studies Minor/Certificate, click here: Fall 2020 App-Related Courses Listing

For a list of Spring 2020 courses that can county towards the Appalachian Studies Minor/Certificate, click here: Spring 2020 App-Related Courses Listing

Summer/Fall 2020 Featured App-Course Offerings

Summer 2020

APP 200-210: Introduction to Appalachian Studies (Online)

June 11-August 6 - Instructor TBA

APP 200 Catalog Description

A multidisciplinary introduction to Appalachian culture, history and society. Examines how Appalachia came to be viewed as a distinct region; looks at its place in American life.

Fall 2020

APP 200: Introduction to Appalachian Studies
001 - Lecture MW 10-10:50 AM - Taylor Ed. Bldg Rm. 158 - Kathryn Engle
Discussion 001- W 11:00-11:50
Discussion 002- W 12:00-12:50
Discussion 003- W 1:00-1:50
Discussion 004- W 2:00-2:50
Discussion 005- W 3:00-3:50
Discussion 006- F 10:00-10:50
 

APP 200 Catalog Description

A multidisciplinary introduction to Appalachian culture, history and society. Examines how Appalachia came to be viewed as a distinct region; looks at its place in American life.

APP 311/LIN 311/ANT 341: Appalachian English
3 Credit Hours
Time: MWF 9:00-9:50am
Instructor: Allison Paige Burkette
Location: Whitehall Classroom Building Rm. 219
 
APP 311 Catalog Description
The Appalachian Mountains, which range from New York to Mississippi, making up part of the landscape of 13 different states, are known to many Americans as being home to a unique cultural and linguistic experience. In this course, we will examine the extent to which this uniqueness is true, considering the nature of many myths and stereotypes that exist about this variety. We will discuss certain lexical, phonetic, syntactic, and other linguistic features that set this variety apart from other American varieties while also noting the features the speech of Appalachia shares with others. We will examine the history, origins, and development of English in Appalachia and address issues of identity, education, and standardness with respect to the English of Appalachia.
 
ENG 359: The Kentucky Literary Heritage
3 Credit Hours
Section: 001
Time: TR 3:30-4:45
Instructor: Crystal Wilkinson
Location: Whitehall Classroom Bldg Rm. 203
 
ENG 359 Catalog Description
A course exploring the rich literary heritage of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the greater Appalachian region, surveying its local history and diversity as well as its wider significance for American art. Authors covered may include early figures such as William Wells Brown, the first African-American novelist, and John Fox Jr., the first million-selling novelist; Robert Penn Warren, first Poet Laureate of the United States and author of All the King’s Men; Elizabeth Madox Roberts; Harriette Arnow, winner of the National Book Award in 1954 for The Dollmaker; counter-cultural writers of the 60s and 70s such as Hunter S. Thompson, Gurney Norman, and Ed McClanahan; contemporary Kentucky writers such as Wendell Berry, Erik Reece, Bobbie Ann Mason, Sara Jeter Naslund, C. E. Morgan, Kim Edwards, and Gayle Jones; and contemporary award-winning poets such as Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, and Maurice Manning. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit. Prereq: Completion of UK Core Composition and Communication I-II requirement or equivalent.
 
HIS 240-001: History of Kentucky
3 Credit Hours
Section: oo1
Time: TR 2:00-3:15 PM
Instructor: Ashley A Sorrell 
Location: TBD
 
HIS 240 Catalog Description
A general survey of the chief periods of Kentucky's growth and development from 1750 to the present.
 
HIS 351-002/ ENS 300-002: Water Justice Conflicts in U.S. History
3 Credit Hours
Time: TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Instructor: Kathryn D. Newfont
Location: Whitehall Classroom Bldg. Rm. 338
 
HIS 351 Catalog Description
Readings, research, and discussions in seminar format to illuminate problems of historical and contemporary significance, in areas of special faculty competence. 
 
MUS 301: Appalachian Music
3 Credit Hours
Section: 001
Time: MWF 12:00- 12:50pm
Instructor: James Revell Carr III
Location: Fine Arts Bldg Rm. 107
 
MUS 301 Catalog Description
Southern Appalachian region. Vocal and instrumental, sacred and secular materials will be covered, together with the interchanges between black and white contributions.
 

APP 399: Practicum

1-6 Credit Hours- Lecture TBD-Location TBD– Instructor TBD

APP 399-001 Course Description

A field-, community-based, practical or applied educational experience supervised by an Appalachian Studies Program faculty affiliate.  APP 399 is pass/fail. 

APP 395: Independent Study

1-6 Credit Hours - Lecture TBD-Location TBD– Instructor TBD

APP 395 Catalog Description

Independent Study of special topic under the supervision of Appalachian Studies-affiliated faculty. Students must identify both a topic for this project as well as a faculty mentor who has agreed to supervise this project. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

 

Courses that have previously counted toward App Studies Program

Course Criteria for Appalachian Studies Minor or Certificate Courses

2018-2019 APP Course Bulletin Descriptions

Please note: Students may petition the Director of Appalachian Studies, Dr. Kathryn Engle, on individualized curriculum plans to fulfill the Appalachian Studies Minor or Undergraduate Certificate Requirements.

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