Appalachian State University
Cratis D. Williams Graduate School
M.A. - Appalachian Studies
The Master of Arts Degree in Appalachian Studies offers three interdisciplinary concentration.
Appalachian Culture: focuses on scholarship and research in the social sciences, humanities, and fine and applied arts, seeking to deepen understanding of the Appalachian socio-cultural and historical experience.
Sustainable Development: emphasizes applied research and interdisciplinary course work spanning the social and natural sciences as well as the humanities. It provides a foundation for those students who seek to develop the means for meeting the legitimate needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. For students interested in Appalachian and other highland and rural peoples, as well as other peoples threatened by the results of unsustainable practices and patterns, this course of study provides the background in the search for sustainable solutions.
Appalachian Music: Roots & Influences: provides instruction and opportunities for scholarship on the varieties of music traditions that intersect in the southern Appalachian region.
Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency.
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