Appalachian Studies Minor

Learn about the Cultures of Appalachia as you study the social, political, and environmental issues of the region from an interdiciplinary perspective.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Appalachian Studies Required Courses (6 Hours)

Electives (12 Hours)

What You'll Study

Gain an appreciation for the unique literature and language of the Appalachian Region. You'll learn about issues and struggles that face local communities today. You can take courses like these:

  • Appalachian Language and Cultures
  • Appalachian Community Research
  • Civic Agriculture
  • Ecology of Appalachian Forests
  • Issues in Appalachian Studies


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Contact Us
If you have questions about pursuing a consumer studies minor, please contact:

Anita Puckett
Coordinator Appalachian Studies Minor
133 Lane Hall,
280 Alumni Mall,
Blacksburg, VA 24061