Offering a Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies with concentrations in Sustainability since 1997, Culture since 1978, and Music since 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts since 2008, the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University continues to grow and build its longstanding commitments to social justice, regional sustainability, and cultural heritage. Through outreach and engagement, student training in leadership, and nationally-recognized scholarship, the program encourages members of the university community to understand more fully the social and cultural implications of the choices they make as permanent or part-time residents and as consumers of the region's many amenities. The Center's programs also broadcast to the larger world a deeper understanding of mountain regions both as cultural and environmental settings.

The Graduate Program also offers an On-campus Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies, an Online Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies, and a Graduate Minor in Appalachian Studies. The undergraduate program also offers two minors: Appalachian Studies and Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences.

The undergraduate program also offers two minors: Appalachian Studies and Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences.

2014 Appalachian College Student Survey

survey qr codeThe Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University is partnering with the Appalachian Regional Commission to sponsor a year-long, online survey of college students throughout the Appalachian region. The goal of this project is to ask college students in Appalachia to take the lead in deciding how to build a sustainable future for the region. We want to know what you consider to be the region's outstanding assets and needs, as well as to understand your career goals. This information can help create better Appalachian studies courses and better public policies that prepare us for the future. If you are a college student at any two– or four-year college or university in Appalachia, or have graduated in the last three years, we invite you to join in!

Take the survey now. View the IRB exemption for this project (PDF). 


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Sept. 22, 2014. MA student Natalya Weinstein had an article, "Remembering Jim Shumate: Pioneering...
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Dr. William R. Schumann

Center Director
LLA 110

Dr. Katherine E. Ledford
Program Director
LLA 108

Ms. Teri Goodman
Administrative Assistant
LLA 109

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PO Box 32018
Boone, NC 28608-2018

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