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. At least two of the upper-division courses must be taken in residency at Dalton State College. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted toward the minor, but courses taken in Area F may be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Choose from the following courses.15
Special Topics Communication *
Topics in Literature & Culture *
Appalachian Literature
English Internship */**
Special Topics *
Research in English */***
Heritage Tourism
History of Appalachia
Special Topics in US History *
History Internship *
Political Ecology
Spec Top Envir. Sustainability *

Topics, Special Topics, Research, and Internship courses will count toward this minor only if the course has a strong emphasis on Appalachia. These courses will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.


ENGL 4700 may be taken upon recommendation of an English faculty member.


ENGL 4960 may be taken for 1-3 credit hours if approved course content.


ENGL pre-requisites are waived for non-English majors. HIST pre-requisites are waived for non-History majors. SUST pre-requisites are waived for non-Sustainability majors.