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. 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.
Appalachian Studies Minor: 18 Credit Hours
A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.
* Between these two courses, no more than six hours can count toward the minor.
** No more than six credit hours of BLUE can count toward the Appalachian Studies minor.
Other seminars, independent studies, topics courses, and problems courses, including 4956 summer offerings, may be counted toward the minor when the topic is Appalachian (must have approval of the director of the APST advisor).