“The Appalachian region is one that is full of deeply rooted culture, land, and ideas. Learning about all of these things this semester has allowed me to learn more about the history behind the place that I have the privilege to call home and gain a greater understanding of it.” – Appalachian Studies 211 Student
Do you love the mountains? Are you interested in culture, music, history?
Do you ever look around a place and wonder just what it is that makes that place special and why things are the way they are?
Join us and explore the history, culture and natural environment of southern Appalachia and the wealth of cultural and natural resources right in MHU’s backyard.
Appalachian Studies is interdisciplinary – that means that you’ll have the chance to take classes from lots of different departments for this minor, including Appalachian Studies, Biology, History, and Religion.
Appalachian Studies is an ideal complement to any major and is especially recommended for any student who wishes to:
Appalachian Studies minors are eligible to apply for the James H. Montgomery Appalachian Studies Scholarship, which involves service hours in the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies and an outside organization in the region. Minors often also help put on the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival.
Core courses include:
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Leila Weinstein: (828) 689-1115 or firstname.lastname@example.org