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Appalachian Studies Minor
The Appalachian studies minor offers diverse opportunities for academic study, service learning, participatory research, community outreach, and advocacy related to the Appalachian region.
 

Program Requirements

You must meet MSU's admission requirements.


Core courses (24 credit hrs.)

  • APS 201 - Introduction to Appalachian Studies (3 credit hrs.)
 

Choose five of the following for a total of 15 credit hours: 

  • ART 468 - Appalachian Arts (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 360 - Appalachian Literature (3 credit hrs.)
  • GEO 341 - Appalachia (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 322 - History of Appalachia (3 credit hrs.)
  • MUSH 261 - Folk and Country Music Listening (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 459 - Appalachian Culture (3 credit hrs.)
 

Choose two three-hour electives for a total of 6 credit hours from the following (must be courses not already selected above):

  • AGR 319 - Herbs (3 credit hrs.)
  • BIOL 318 - Local Flora (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 394 - Language and Society (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 323 - History of Kentucky (3 credit hrs.)
  • GEO 345 - Environmental Geography (3 credit hrs.)
  • GOVT 344 - Kentucky Government (3 credit hrs.)
  • MUST 103 - 001 Practical Theory for the Traditional Musician (2 credit hrs., may be combined with private instruction or ensemble classes (1 credit hour) offered by KCTM for a total of 3 credit hrs.) 
  • RAPP 201 - Intro to Regional Analysis (3 credit hrs.)
  • RAPP 202 - Basic Computer Tech in Regional Analysis (3 credit hrs.)
  • RAPP 289 - Regional Natural History (3 credit hrs.)
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 24
 

For a complete list of program requirements view the undergraduate catalog.
 

Career Opportunities

  • Analysis and development
  • Archives and historic preservation
  • Community organizing and development
  • Environmental research
  • Law
  • Museums
  • Nonprofit and government agencies that serve the region
  • Public policy
  • Teaching in a range of disciplines
 

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