Appalachia Seminar

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The Appalachia Seminar is designed to introduce students to the cultural and social issues of the Appalachian region––its history, people, culture, challenges, and strengths––through study and experiential learning. The course also provides engagement with the people of Appalachia through a required week-long immersion. The Appalachia Seminar utilizes a Catholic Social Tradition framework to build skills around social analysis, critical thinking, and theological reflection. In this seminar, students examine the relationship between solidarity and service and consider how the Common Good is expressed in local communities across the region.

Registration is open through September 11.

Class Dates: Mondays 6:00–7:30 p.m., September 11–November 6
Immersion Dates: This course includes a required immersion trip from October 15–20
Instructor: Adam Gustine

Listed below are some of the organizations who have been our partners in the past. Confirmations for Fall 2023 are ongoing. Team assignments will be finalized in late August.

Cost: $300
Credits: 1
Associated TermFall 2023

Team Leader Application Process: During the immersion trip, Appalachia Seminar teams are lead by two undergraduate team leaders. If you are interested in this role, please apply below. For questions contact Note: Team leader applications are closed for 2023.