Graduate Certificate (non-degree) in Appalachian Studies

The Graduate Certificate (non-degree) program is designed for students, scholars, professionals, and newcomers to the area interested in gaining sophisticated knowledge of the region and of the analyses and interpretations of the region by scholars and writers. This certification will be useful to regional citizens and professionals working in community and regional services, including government, business, travel and tourism, and cultural programming. It is designed to enhance the ability to work in a professional and culturally informed way in addressing local and regional issues; to deepen understanding of and adjustment to the region in which candidates live and work; and to refine skills at conducting research on a wide range of topics. For educators, this program will facilitate the integration of Appalachian studies components in their curricula (elementary, secondary, and higher education).

Information about the Graduate Certificate may be found at:


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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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