The Center for Appalachian Studies coordinates curriculum, research, and community engagement relating to the Appalachian region. Through course work, collaborative research, and mentoring, students acquire a broad understanding of the Appalachian region and develop applied skill sets that translate academic learning into career preparation and regional service. At the graduate level, the Center creates an interdisciplinary learning environment that encourages students to develop targeted programs of study specific to their individual educational goals. We offer internships and other training opportunities that lead to meaningful careers within and beyond the Appalachian region.
The Center offers the following academic programs:
- Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies with concentrations in
- Appalachian Culture and Music
- Sustainability in Appalachia
- Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies
- Graduate Minor in Appalachian Studies
- Undergraduate Minor in Appalachian Studies
- Undergraduate Minor in Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences
For a list of undergraduate courses in Appalachian studies, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin (scroll down to "Appalachian Studies" on page 93).
For a list of graduate courses in Appalachian studies, please see the Graduate Bulletin.
Appalachian Studies programs are enriched by affiliate faculty and coursework offered in the departments of Anthropology, Art , Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Geography and Planning, Geology, Government and Justice Studies, History, Management, Psychology, Philosophy and Religion, Sociology, and Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment. Students also benefit from coursework and faculty expertise in the Hayes School of Music.
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Dr. William R. Schumann
Dr. Dave H. Wood
Academic Program Director
Ms. Teri Goodman
305 Bodenheimer Drive
Living Learning Center
Living Learning Academic Bldg
PO Box 32018
Boone, NC 28608-2018