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Appalachian Studies


About the Appalachian Studies Program

The Appalachian Studies Program is an academic program supporting teaching, research, and service on issues pertaining to Appalachia and its relationship to processes of globalization. The Appalachian Studies minor provides students with the opportunity to study complex social, political, economic, and environmental issues important to the region and the cultures within it from a number of disciplinary perspectives.Click here to view the minor checksheet.

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Acceptance of applications for the 2016 Dorothy McCombs Scholarship
will begin in January 2016.

If you have any questions about this webpage or about Appalachian Studies, please contact the Director of the Appalachian Studies Program, Prof. Anita Puckett.


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Department of Religion and Culture
Lane Hall 112, Virginia Tech (0227)
280 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6551
Fax: 540-231-7013
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Chair, Department of Religion and Culture

Prof. Brian Britt
111 Lane Hall (0227)
Phone: 540-231-6551