Appalachian Studies Minor
General Program Information
423-439-6677 or 7865
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cass/
307 Burleson Hall
The Appalachian Studies Minor is an 18-hour, interdisciplinary program for students who would like to gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of the Appalachian region. No more than three credit hours taken as part of the Appalachian Studies Minor may be counted toward a major in any field.
The minor requires a core of 6 credit hours and 12 credit hours of guided electives, nine hours of which must be at the 3000/4000 level. Because courses may be selected from several different departments, students are encouraged to meet with the Appalachian Studies Minor director for advisement regarding class sequences and frequency of offerings and to design a thematic course grouping that suits their personal interests. Students wishing to explore the Scottish and Irish heritage of the Appalachian region should consult with the program director (423) 439-7992 or 7865.
Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies Major
Daniel Boner, Interim Director
304E Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
Phone: (423) 439-7072
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/das/bluegrass/
Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies offers a course of study leading to the B.A. degree and a minor . The curriculum is designed for those who wish to work toward a full-time or part-time career in music, or for those with other career ambitions who seek to enrich their lives through the study of traditional Appalachian music.
All majors and minors must meet with a bluegrass, old time, and country music studies program academic advisor prior to registration each semester (see the program’s web page, www.etsu.edu/das/bluegrass, for advisement dates). The advisor will assist students in following program requirements, will maintain advisement files, and provide class permits as needed. Advisors will also maintain records of student attendance at visiting master artist lectures and performances.
Non-degree students may enroll in didactic, practical skills, individual instruction (depending on faculty availability), and band classes. Nondegree students must follow procedures for band classes, individual instruction, and progression standards, as outlined below.
Band Classes and Individual Instruction
Enrollment in Bluegrass, Celtic, Country, or Old Time Band, and Individual Instrumental or Vocal Instruction is by permit only after advisement. First-time band students are required to audition for placement prior to advisement. Returning freshman and sophomore band students must sign up in the Bluegrass Office (304 Memorial Hall) for a group advisement session held on selected dates prior to registration (see the program’s web page, www.etsu.edu/das/bluegrass, for dates). Returning junior and senior band students must sign up for an individual advisement session in the Bluegrass Office prior to registration.A student enrolled in a band class also must enroll in Individual Instruction on his or her principal instrument or in Individual Instruction Voice. Students will be assigned to individual instructors and receive registration permits during advisement. An applied music fee of $150 per credit hour is assessed for all individual instruction classes.
Scholarships and Awards
Upon recommendation of the faculty, students may be awarded scholarships for achievement in bluegrass, old time, and country music. Awards vary in size and include the following:
The Benny Sims Scholarship
The Lester P. Seaton Scholarship
The Ron Husky, Jr. Scholarship
The Joe Morrell Scholarship
The Public Performance Scholarship
More details on these scholarships can be found at: http://www.etsu.edu/das/bluegrass/scholarships/default.aspx.Other university-wide scholarships are available through ETSU’s Scholarship Office.
Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Minor
General Program Information
The Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music minor is a 21-hour program consisting of an 18-hour core and 3 credit hours of guided electives chosen in consultation with the Bluegrass advisor. The program is designed for those who wish to work toward a full-time or part-time career in music and also for those with other career ambitions but who seek to enrich their lives through music. A student wishing to pursue a minor in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music needs to declare his or her intention at the earliest opportunity in order to facilitate planning.
Admission to the Minor
Any student seeking admission to the minor must be advised by a bluegrass, old time, and country music program advisor, who will assist the student in planning a course of study. Minors must follow procedures for band classes, individual instruction, and progression standards, as outlined below.
Environmental Studies Minor
General Program Information
Phone: (423) 439-6679
Web Address: http://www.etsu.edu/environmentalstudies/
Dr. Kevin O’Donnell, Director
313 Burleson Hall
Students in the Environmental Studies Minor will study the social, political, and ethical implications of environmental problems and solutions. This interdisciplinary minor combines perspectives from the natural and physical sciences with perspectives from the social sciences and humanities.
This minor emphasizes service-learning and field experience, and it offers a regional focus. A number of the courses focus on the environment in the Appalachian Region, within a national and global context.
The Environmental Studies Minor, combined with training in a traditional discipline, will help prepare students for graduate study and careers in business, public health, public policy and administration, environmental law, environmental writing, and more.