ANT 222 - Applied Anthropology: Environment, Culture, and Sustainability in Appalachia FEE (1)
Appalachia is a region with a rich and varied history, often overshadowed by stereotypes and sensational depictions. In this course, we will spend time in the mountains of central and southern Appalachia in order to learn more about the experiences, issues, and triumphs that shape this region and the people who live there. We will especially focus on environmental dilemmas and conflicts, considering how the issues of Appalachia extend beyond the mountains. Using a holistic lens, we will explore the history, culture, economics, and the politics of the region. Activities will include hiking the Appalachian Trail, touring coal mines learning about mountaintop removal, meeting local activists, visiting regional organizations, museums, and heritage centers, and attending live music and other performances.
Estimated course cost: $2,000 Prerequisites: ANT 101 and permission of Instructor. Alternate years.