Skip to main content

Appalachian Studies Curriculum

APP 200 Introduction to Appalachia. (3) A. An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the Appalachian region. Special emphasis on the region’s place in a national and global context, and on internal and external definitions of the region. Gen. Ed. E-5B and E-6 [SB][GE].

APP 340 Environmental Economics.  (3) A. Cross-listed as ECO 340 and ENV 340.  Prerequisite: ECO 230.  Applications of basic economic analysis to a study of the environment and environmental problems. Major topics include benefit-cost analysis for environmental decision-making, the potential for market-based solutions to environmental problems, and the role and development of environmental policy.  Credit will only be awarded for APP 340, or ECO 340, or ENV 340.

APP 350 Special Topics: _________. (3) A. Exploration of particular topics not covered in the existing curriculum. May be taken for a maximum of six hours provided the subject matter is different each time.

APP 355 Rural Crime and Justice. (3) A. Cross-listed as CRJ 355. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Survey of rural crime and justice issues, crime trends, policing and control of rural crime with particular attention given to Kentucky and Appalachia. Credit will not be awarded for both CRJ 355 and APP 355.

APP 360 Media Images of Appalachia. (3) A. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105(B) or HON 102; APP 200 recommended but not required. Explores representations of Appalachia in a variety of media including documentary and feature film, television, music, magazines, news media, advertising, and marketing and in the context of contemporary sources such as social media. Credit will be awarded for only one of the following courses: APP 360, APP 363, SOC 363. 

APP 365 Appalachian Literature. (3) I.  Cross-listed as ENG 365.  Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105(B) or HON 102. Study of selected Appalachian artists, with emphasis on interdisciplinary, cultural, and aesthetic concerns raised in works by writers such as Arnow, Berry, and Still. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ENG 365, ENG 365W, or APP 365W. Gen. Ed. E-3B and E-6 [AH][GE].

APP 365W Appalachian Literature. (3) I. Cross-listed as ENG 365W. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 105(B) or HON 102. Writing-intensive study of selected Appalachian artists, with emphasis on interdisciplinary, cultural, and aesthetic concerns raised in works by writers such as Arnow, Berry, and Still. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ENG 365, ENG 365W or APP 365. Gen. Ed. E-3B and E-6 [AH][GE].

APP 366 Social Change in Appalachia. (3) A.  Cross-listed as SOC 365.  Completion of SOC 131 is advised before taking APP 366.  Analysis of patterns of social change and development in an important area of the Southern United States, Central and Southern Appalachia.  Emphasis will be placed upon competing theoretical perspectives and the importance of historical research. Credit will not be awarded for both APP 366 and SOC 365. 

APP 373 Politics of Development in Appalachia. (3) A. Cross-listed as POL 373.  Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105 (B), or HON 102.  This course examines community and economic development in the Appalachian region with special emphasis on Kentucky.  Focus will be on the political, economic, and social aspects affecting development. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for POL 373.  Gen. Ed. E-6.

APP 375 Appalachian Religion. (3) A. Cross-listed as SOC 370.  Completion of SOC 131 is advised before taking APP 370.  An examination of diversity and change in the religious beliefs, practices, groups, and organizations found in the Southern Appalachian region.  Credit will not be awarded for both APP 375 and SOC 370.

APP 420 Appalachia in U.S. History. (3) A. Cross-listed as HIS 420.  Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 (B), or HON 102; three hours HIS or department approval.  The relationship between Appalachia and the rest of the United States.  Topics include the “yeoman” myth, coal industrialization, settlement houses, company towns, and the identification of the region with poverty.  Credit will not be awarded for both APP 420 and HIS 420.

APP 430 Sustainability in Appalachia. (3) A. Cross-listed as GEO 430 and ENV 430. Prerequisites: GEO 100, 210 or 220; ENG 102, ENG 105(B), or HON 102; MAT 105 or higher; or departmental approval. Examination of Appalachia’s ecological, social, and economic patterns and the processes through which residents can ensure their social, economic and ecological sustainability in the future. Credit will not be awarded for students who have credit for GEO 430 or ENV 430. 

APP 460 Seminar in Appalachian Studies. (3) A. Prerequisite: 12 hours in Appalachian Studies or instructor approval. In-depth analysis of current social, political, economic or environmental issues in the Appalachian region through a directed research project or applied service-learning field experience. 

APP 490 Independent Study. (1-3) A. Prerequisite: Student must have the independent study form approved by the faculty member and Center director prior to enrollment. May be taken for a maximum of six hours provided the subject matter is different each time. 

APP 520 Providing Health Care Services in Appalachia.  (3) A. Cross-listed as OTS 520/720. Prerequisite: departmental approval. An analysis of the development and delivery of health care services in Appalachia.  Examination of relevant current and historical factors which have an impact on the health of the Appalachian people. Credit will not be awarded for both APP 520 and OTS 520/720.

Open /*deleted href=#openmobile*/