Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies
An interdisciplinary graduate program offering cross-cultural learning and applied career training through engaged research, internships, outreach and classroom-based programming. The MA program partners with the Center for Appalachian Studies, a regionally recognized hub of learning on the Appalachian Mountain region whose resources include the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection and the peer-reviewed Appalachian Journal. Students in the MA program choose between two concentrations:
- Appalachian Culture and Music Concentration: The Appalachian Culture and Music concentration focuses on scholarship and research in the social sciences, humanities and fine and applied arts, seeking to deepen understanding of the Appalachian socio-cultural and historical experience.
- Sustainability in Appalachia Concentration: The Sustainability in Appalachia concentration is based on applied research and interdisciplinary course work spanning social and natural sciences as well as the humanities. It provides a foundation for students to meet the needs of present generations without compromising future generations, giving students the skills and knowledge to develop sustainable solutions for peoples and environments threatened by unsustainable practices not only in Appalachia, but also on the national and international levels.
Courses on Appalachia
Other departments offer undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on Appalachia including but not limited to:
- Government and Justice Studies
- Philosophy and Religion
For Appalachian Studies (AS) Graduate Course Descriptions
- See the Graduate Bulletin, selecting the prefix AS in the course filter.
- For a list of those course titles, see the program of study for the Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies in the Graduate Bulletin (Culture and Music Concentration or Sustainability in Appalachia Concentration).
- For example, the English department offers ENG 5720: Appalachian Literature. To find the course description, select the prefix ENG in the course filter of the Graduate Bulletin.
For Appalachian Studies (AS) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
- See the Undergraduate Bulletin, selecting the prefix AS in the course filter.
- For a list of those course titles, see the program of study for the Minor in Appalachian Studies and the Minor in Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
- For example, the English department offers ENG 4720: Appalachian Literature. To find the course description, select the prefix ENG in the course filter of the Undergraduate Bulletin.