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The Appalachian Studies Association was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia.

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41st ASA Annual Conference

Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders

April 5-8, 2018

Millennium Hotel,
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Appalachian Studies Course Syllabi

Appalachian Studies Association's online syllabus archive is a resource for instructors designing Appalachian Studies courses and as well as a partial history of the teaching of Appalachian Studies.

Syllabi are listed according to the department in which they are taught. Click here to submit your syllabus to be listed on this page. Include your name, the course, department, and school name.

American Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Cultural Studies

Appalachia - Department of Humanities, Government, and Modern Language, HUM 141
Carol Baugh, Spring 2003, Sinclair Community College

Appalachian Environment and Its Cultures - University Studies 410
Tom Hood and Shirley Rice Hollis, 1996-2000, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Appalachian Folkways - Department of Humanities, Government, and Modern Language, HUM 140
Carol Baugh, Spring 2000, 2003, Sinclair Community College

Appalachian Studies 200 - Appalachian Studies 200
George Brosi, Fall 2000, University of Kentucky

Foundations of Appalachian Studies - APST 610
Theresa Burriss, Fall 2014, Radford University

Hillbilly Highway: Appalachia and America - American Studies 63
David Whisnant, Fall 1997, UNC-Chapel Hill

Introduction to Appalachian Studies - Appalachian Studies 2060
Ted Olson, Fall 2002, East Tennessee State University

Introduction to Appalachian Studies - APST 200
Ricky Cox, Spring 2014, Radford University

Introduction to Appalachian Studies: Exile, Return, and Sense of Place - Interdisciplinary Studies, IDS 300 (SAMPLE only, created for a pedagogy course)
Emily Satterwhite, Spring 2000, Emory University


Appalachian Culture and Social Organization - Anthropology 4120
Pat Beaver and Helen Lewis, Fall 1999, Appalachian State University

English, Literature and Composition

Appalachian Culture - English 220
Linda Tate and Rachael Meads, Spring 2000, Shepherd College

Appalachian Folklore - English 446
Ricky Cox, Fall 2013, Radford University

Appalachian Literature - English, LIT 238
Carol Baugh, Spring 2003, Sinclair Community College

Appalachian Literature - English 389
Howard Kuhn, West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Appalachian Literature - English 334
John Lang, Fall 1997, Emory and Henry College

Appalachian Literature - English 213
Robert Love Taylor, Spring 2001, Bucknell University

Appalachian Literature - English 447
Theresa Burriss, Spring 2014, Radford University

Appalachian Literature - English 648
Theresa Burriss, Fall 2014, Radford University

Constructing Appalachian Images in Composition - English 101
Anna Froula, Fall 2000, University of Kentucky

Introduction to Expository Writing - English 101
JoAnn Asbury, Fall 2002, Radford University

Regional American Literature: Kentucky and Appalachia - Department of Literature and Language, ENG 667
Danny Miller, Northern Kentucky University


Appalachia: Land and People - Geography 333/533
Geoff Buckley, Spring 2003, Ohio University

Appalachian Geography - Geography 203
Loretta J. LeMay, Fall 2002, Radford University

Sustainability in Appalachia - Geography 430
Alice Jones, Spring 2005, Eastern Kentucky University