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Appalachian Studies at Dalton State
Welcome! Both campuses of Dalton State College sit in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian Studies at Dalton State is an interdisciplinary minor that provides students with the opportunity to explore the culture, environment, and history of this region and this important segment of our community. Students who want to complete the minor can see course options below, and anyone can learn more about our region by taking a course or two or just exploring this site.
Minor in Appalachian Studies
A minor in Appalachian Studies includes 15 semester hours of coursework, including at least 9 hours of upper-division courses at the 3000-4000 level. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted toward the minor, but courses taken in Core Area F may be used to fulfill minor requirements.
A minor in Appalachian Studies must include 15 credit hours of course work, with at least 9 hours at the 3000-4000 level.
|COMM 3900: Special Topics in Communication||3|
|ENGL 2000: Topics in Literature & Culture||3|
|ENGL 3200: Appalachian Literature*||3|
|ENGL 4700: English Internship**||3|
|ENGL 4900: Special Topics in English||3|
|ENGL 4960: Research in English***||1-3|
|GEOG 2330: Heritage Tourism||3|
|HIST 3350: History of Appalachia****||3|
|HIST 3960: Special Topics in US History****||3|
|HIST 4000: History Internship||3|
|SUST 3000: Political Ecology*****||3|
|SUST 4900: Special Topics in Environmental Sustainability*****||3|
*The prerequisite ENGL 3010 is waived for non-English majors pursuing the minor in Appalachian Studies.
**Prerequisites of ENGL 3030 and 15 hours of upper-division English courses may be waived for non-English majors pursuing a minor in Appalachian Studies upon recommendation of an English faculty member.
***The prerequisite of one previous upper-division English class is waived for nonEnglish majors pursuing the minor in Appalachian Studies.
****The prerequisite HIST 3000 is waived for non-History majors pursuing the minor in Appalachian Studies.
*****The prerequisite of SUST 2000 is waived for non-Environmental and Sustainability Studies majors pursing a minor in Appalachian Studies.
Note: The Topics, Special Topics, Research, and Internship courses will count toward the Appalachian Studies minor only if each course has a strong emphasis on Appalachia; these courses will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.