May 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Appalachian Studies Program

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William Schumann, Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and The Appalachian Studies Program

Katherine E. Ledford
Thomas Hansell

The Appalachian Studies program coordinates curriculum offerings, projects, and research relating to the Appalachian region. The southern Appalachian region’s unique mix of scenic beauty, distinctive cultures and communities, and wealth in natural resources inspires an enduring search for a balanced regional future, a future which will preserve Appalachia’s environment, cultural and historical character, while encouraging full participation in the opportunities of citizenship. The Appalachian Studies program contributes to scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, practice in the folk and fine arts, and service to regional communities and organizations.

The search for Appalachia’s future takes place in a global context. For centuries a locus of migrations and trade, the region confronts environmental, economic, and cultural challenges which are also faced by other mountain and “peripheral” regions throughout the nation and the world. Appalachian Studies links the local and national, the regional and global, providing both a framework and a training ground for addressing local and global concerns.




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