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Appalachian Studies


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Appalachian Studies Minor


Department of Appalachian Studies

Department Chair: Ron Roach, Ph.D.
222 Nicks Hall
Box 70556
(423) 439-7494
e-mail: roachr@etsu.edu

Advisor: Rebecca Fletcher, Ph.D.
215 Nicks Hall
Box 70556
(423) 439-7994
e-mail: fletcherra1@etsu.edu

The Appalachian Studies Minor is an 18 credit interdisciplinary program for students who would like to gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of the Appalachian region. This knowledge is useful for people planning to pursue careers in fields such as public health, medicine, teaching, non-profit work, social work, or any endeavor that brings them in contact with people in Appalachia.  Majors for which this minor is especially suitable include but are not limited to history, English, sociology, anthropology, bluegrass, old-time, and country music, nursing, public health, social work, and communications.

Bluegrass, Old-time, and Country Music Studies Major, B.A.


Department of Appalachian Studies

Bluegrass, Old-time, and Country Music
PO Box 70435
Phone: (423) 439-7072
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/das/bluegrass/

Department Chair: Ron Roach, Ph.D.

Program Director: Dan Boner

The Bachelor of Arts in Bluegrass, Old-time, and Country Music Studies is designed to produce uniquely-prepared individuals who can compete and succeed in a wide array of careers. Possible career opportunities include: performing artist, studio musician, audio engineer, recording artist, songwriter, writer for trade publications, manager or promoter, road manager, museum or heritage center staff or administrator, educator, and private music instructor.

Bluegrass, Old-time, and Country Music Studies Minor 


Department of Appalachian Studies

Department Chair: Ron Roach, Ph.D.
222 Nicks Hall
PO Box 70556
(423) 439-7494
e-mail: roachr@etsu.edu

Director: Dan Boner
304D Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
(423) 439-8582
email: boner@etsu.edu

The Bluegrass, Old-time, and Country Music Studies minor is a 21 credit program consisting of an 18 credit core and 3 credits 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 or academic studies through music. A student wishing to pursue a minor in Bluegrass, Old-time, and Country Music Studies needs to declare his or her intention at the earliest opportunity in order to facilitate planning.

Environmental Studies Minor 


Department of Appalachian Studies

Director: Kevin O’Donnell, Ph.D.
313 Burleson Hall
Box 70683
(423) 439-6679
email: odonnell@etsu.edu

Department Chair: Ron Roach, Ph.D.
222 Nicks Hall
Box 70556
(423) 439-7995
email: roachr@etsu.edu

Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/das/environmentalstudies/

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.

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