Minor in Appalachian Studies


This minor offers students with a serious interest in Appalachian regional studies an opportunity to pursue a minor concentration to complement a major in one of the university 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.


Note: Introduction to Appalachian Studies (APP 200) is required. Independent studies courses and experiential education and special topics courses offered by a variety of departments (if appropriate) may be counted toward the minor with the approval of the Associate Director of Appalachian Studies. 

An Appalachian Studies Minor requires 18 hours of coursework to include the following:

  1. APP 200: Introduction to Appalachian Studies
  2. Choose 15 hours of Appalachian Studies courses. These courses must be chosen from the list below or current courses listed on the website as approved by the Director of Appalachian Studies:
  • ANT / SOC 534: Sociology of Appalachia
  • APP 311/ANT 341/LIN 311 Appalachian English
  • APP 300: Special Topics in Appalachian Studies
  • APP 395: Independent Study
  • APP 399: Practicum
  • CLD 340: Community Interaction
  • GEO 365: Special Topics in Regional Geography
  • 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 360: Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 735: Topics in Social Inequalities (if appropriate)

Appalachian Studies Minor Information Sheet



To Declare a Minor in Appalachian Studies:

  1. Please contact Dr. Kathryn Engle.
  2. We will schedule a meeting to discuss the minor, requirements, and any questions you may have.
  3. After meeting with Dr. Engle you will be asked to go to your college's adivsing office to officially declare this minor. For Arts & Sciences students this office is located in 202 Patterson Office Tower.
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