Academic Programs

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:


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 AnthropologyArt BiologyBusiness AdministrationEconomicsEnglish, Geography and PlanningGeologyGovernment and Justice StudiesHistoryManagementPsychologyPhilosophy and ReligionSociology, 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
Center Director
LLA 110

Dr. Dave H. Wood
Academic Program Director
LLA 109

Ms. Teri Goodman
Administrative Assistant
LLA 112A

305 Bodenheimer Drive
Living Learning Center
Living Learning Academic Bldg
Room 112A
PO Box 32018
Boone, NC 28608-2018

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