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We offer a diverse array of courses and degrees within multiple programs.

There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don't ask, walk! —Nietzsche

Appalachian Studies

Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies

Global Studies

Self-designed Interdisciplinary Studies

Watauga Residential College

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Departmental News & Events

IDS cleaned up at the 2023 College of Arts and Sciences Awards cermony. Well done and well deserved.

Holly Ambler, Outstanding Advisor Award
Jim Burniston, Outstanding Staff Member Award
Tom Hansell, Outstanding Engagement Award
Jessica Martell, Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Honor former ASU professor Derek Stanovsky by donating to the Derek J. Stanovsky Social Justice Fund.

Check out books from IDS faculty: Writing Appalachia, co-edited by Katherine Ledford; War in Travel Literature, co-edited by Jeanne Dubino

Tom Hansell's work is included in the exhibition From These Hills at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA until 4 February 2024

IDS major Becca Lipshultz was named a Rising Star by Boston's Plaid Dog recording studio. Have a listen to her EP.