Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog

Appalachian Studies, Interdisciplinary B.A. or B.S.


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While the B.A. in Appalachian Studies is ideally suited for students who may choose to continue graduate studies, pursue a law degree or MAT teaching certification, the B.S. in Appalachian Studies, with the second minor and no language requirement, is appropriate for students moving directly into leadership or professional positions in the community. Both liberal arts degree tracks have the flexibility to prepare students for problem solving, innovation, understanding the region and the ever-changing and evolving working world of today.

Curriculum for a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Appalachian Studies


Required courses, 36-38 + 12 Language Hours:


In addition to the 36-38 required APST credits, students pursing the Bachelor of Arts in Appalachian Studies must satisfy the B.A. Foreign Language Requirement .  Students will take APST Core classes and the required interdisciplinary electives or the alternative Celtic Roots Global Appalachia semester abroad. They must also satisfy the Community Service Engagement requirement, as well as the required capstone in their senior year of study. Students choosing the Interdisciplinary B.A. degree in Appalachian Studies must select a minor approved by the Program Director.

Appalachian Studies Core Requirements, 24 Hours:


***Elective Courses, 12-14 Hours:


Students will choose no more than two courses from the same discipline:

Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science, Major in Appalachian Studies


Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science will take APST Core classes and the required interdisciplinary electives or the alternative Celtic Roots Global Appalachia semester abroad. They must also satisfy the Community Service requirement, as well as the required capstone in their senior year of study.

In order to enhance employability and personal skill sets, students choosing the interdisciplinary B.S. in Appalachian Studies must select two minors , one from each of the two thematic categories shown at the link, with the guidance and approval of the APST Director.

Appalachian Studies Core Requirements, 24-25 Hours:


***Elective Courses, 12-14 Hours:


Students will choose no more than two courses from the same discipline:

Four-Year Progression


B.A., Appalachian Studies
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   ENGL 102 1 Written Engllish 3
ENGL 101 1 Written English 3   Core Curriculum 1 Wellness 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Science 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Science  4
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   APST 256 2 Appalachian Culture (SS-MD) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Math 3       TOTAL 13
    TOTAL 14          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
APST 343 2 Appalachian Music and Ethnomusicology 3   ENGL 204 2 Introduction to American Literature (HM) 3
Core Curriculum 2 Social Science 3   APST/HIST 309 2 West Virginia and the Appalachian Region 3
Core Curriculum 2 Life Science 4   APST 345 2 The Art of Storytelling and Appalachian Folklore (MD) 3
Elective   Elective 3-4   Core Curriculum 2 Wellness 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 16-17       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
APST 358   Appalachian Literature (HM, CK, WM) 3   APST 401   Appalachia in Time, Place, and People 3
Minor   Minor 3   APST 476 OR   Appalachian Studies Practicum OR  
Minor   Minor 3   APST 480   Appalachian Studies Internship 3
Language   Language 3   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Elective 3-4   Elective   Elective 3-4
    TOTAL 15-16   Language   Language 3
              TOTAL 15-16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
APST 486 3 APST Capstone and Presentation 3   APST 430   Celtic Roots and Global Appalachia (WM) 3
Language   Language 3   Elective   Elective 3-4
Minor   Minor 3   Language   Language 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Elective   Elective 3-4   Minor   Minor 3
    TOTAL 15-16       TOTAL 15-16
                 
May 19, 2021         DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

B.S., Applachian Studies
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   ENGL 102 1 Written English 3
ENGL 101 1 Written English 3   Core Curriculum 1 Wellness 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   APST 256    Applachian Culture (SS, MD) 3
Core Curriculum   Math 4   Core Curriculum 1 FYEX 101 or 102 1
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 14
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
APST 358 2 Appalachian Literature (HM, CK) 3   BADM 211 OR   Creativity and Problem Solving OR  
APST 343 2 Appalachian Music and Ethnomusicology (MD) 3   BADM 212 OR   Introduction to Innovation OR  
Core Curriculum 2 Life Science 4   BADM 311   Exploring Entrepreneurship 3
Elective   Elective 3-4   Elective   Elective 3-4
Minor   Minor 3   APST 345 2 The Art of Storytelling and Appalachian Folklore (MD) 3
          Core Curriculum 2 Wellness 3
    TOTAL 16-17       TOTAL 15-16
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENVS 322 OR   Environmental History OR     APST 401   Appalachia in Time, Place, and People 3
ENVS 323   Environmental Ethics 3   APST 476 OR   Appalachian Studies Practicum  
Minor   Minor 3   APST 480   Appalachian Studies Internship 3
Minor   Minor 3-4   Elective   Elective 3-4
Elective   Elective 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
    TOTAL 15-16       TOTAL 15-16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
APST 486 3 APST Capstone and Presentation 3   APST 430   Celtic Roots and Global Appalachia 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
APST 476   Appalachian Studies Practicum 3   Minor   Minor 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
May 19, 2021         DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

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