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Appalachian Studies & Community Engagement

The minor in Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement is an interdisciplinary program designed to introduce students to the study of the Appalachian region through engagement with its history, people and places. The program focuses on the rich and diverse cultures of the region, the natural history and rich environmental resources in the region, the experiences of the Appalachian people, the varied depictions of the region in popular culture and literature and the many challenges facing the region.

The minor requires a core of nine credit hours plus nine credit hours of electives. Core courses examine Appalachia's culture, environment, economy and history, the unique role of the Appalachian Trail as a metaphor for the region and as a learning experience and challenge students to be engaged in service and community. Electives allow students to explore the region's literature, art, music, environmental issues, folklore, natural history and resources, religion and other topics. Field experiences are an integral part of the minor.

This program speaks to the history and tradition of Young Harris College as a source of education to Southern Appalachia. The program also supports the mission of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement at YHC.

This minor is a valuable complement to any major at the College. It should be particularly useful to students majoring in art, biology, business and public policy, English, history, outdoor leadership and religious studies.

View the Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement Minor curriculum.

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  • yhc student organizations info
  • yhc planetarium info
  • yhc winshape info
  • center for appalacian studies and community engagement info
  • hemlock project info
  • yhc theater info
  • about artemas lester
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  • brittney why i love yhc
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  • 90% scholarship box
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  • about button
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  • 18 class size box
  • 4 leed certified box
  • 3 national forests box
  • 1886 box
  • 100% professors box