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Appalachian Studies

Library teaching and research resources for Appalachian Studies


The Appalachian Studies minor provides students, in all academic programs, to learn about the history, geography, culture, literature, folklore/folklife, environment and economy of the Appalachian region. Courses examine socioeconomic concerns of eastern Kentucky and Appalachia more broadly, and provide an overview of the Appalachian region within the global context.

The minor develops critical and analytical skills that are valuable in fields as diverse as business, communications, education, English, environmental science, geography, health sciences, law, literature, public policy, and social work. 

The Weeks-Townsend Memorial Library provides faculty and students with access to information resources that support teaching and learning in the subject of Appalachian Studies. This subject guide is designed to help you locate and navigate these library resources. If you need assistance with this guide or desire additional materials or Reference help, please contact the library.

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