Meaningful understanding and engagement with a place demands involvement with a community and a willingness to push past cultural boundaries.
Why Appalachian & Place-Based Studies at Sewanee?
Sewanee is more than a college town. The University of the South is situated on a plateau that includes vibrant communities outside the gates. This minor is an initiative that brings together the efforts of faculty, staff, students, and community partners toward building a transformative and replicable model of public scholarship and community. It is fundamentally grounded by a focus on place.
With this minor, you’ll adopt a concrete focus on southern Appalachia while also developing skills that will help you engage meaningfully with any place. You’ll work with others to address issues from a variety of perspectives. You’ll learn to recognize the value of public scholarship and the bringing together of expertise and skills to address community needs and visions.