Graduate Certificate Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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The following requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies are in addition to the general admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies:

1.  A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A student whose GPA is lower than 3.0 may request an interview and may be asked to complete an extemporaneous writing sample (in addition to the formal writing sample below).

2.  A formal writing sample, such as a paper previously submitted for credit in an undergraduate or graduate course.

A student who wishes to pursue an ETSU master's degree concurrently with the certificate must also apply and be admitted to the degree program. A student who completes the Certificate in Appalachian Studies and later wishes to pursue the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies may transfer up to 15 hours into the MALS program, with the approval of the MALS director. A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies and later wishes to pursue the Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies may transfer all 18 credits (with the approval of the APST graduate coordinator) and will not be required to take the GRE. All transfer credit, however, must meet GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limit.


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MAJOR FIELD CORE:  3 Credit Hours

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APST 5250 - Readings in Appalachian Studies (3 credits)

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STUDENTS MUST TAKE AT LEAST 9 HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

APST 5150 - Seminar in Appalachia and Religion (3 credits)
APST 5180 - Seminar in Art and Appalachia (3-6 credits)
APST 5260 - Contemporary Appalachia and Globalism (3 credits)
APST 5670 - Ethnomusicology and Appalachia (3 credits)
APST 5690 - Documenting Community Traditions (3 credits)
** BLUE 5410 - Individual Instrumental Instruction (1-3 credits)
** BLUE 5510 - Graduate Ensemble (1-3 credits)
** BLUE 5900 - Independent Study (1-3 credits)
ENGL 5060 - Literature of Southern Appalachia (3 credits)
ENGL 5670 - Seminar in Folklore (3 credits) (when topic is Appalachian)
HIST 5010 - Studies in United States History (3 credits) (when topic is Appalachian)

STUDENTS MAY TAKE NO MORE THAN 6 HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING DUAL-ENROLLED COURSES:

* APST 5237 - Scots-Irish in Appalachia (3-6 credits)
* APST 5337 - Appalachia in Scotland (3-6 credits)
APST 5907 - Foodways of Appalachia (3 credits)
APST 5957 - Special Topics in Appalachian Studies (1-3 credits)
** BLUE 5147 - Bluegrass and America's Music (3 credits)
** BLUE 5257 - Band Leadership Skills (4 credits)
** BLUE 5957 - Special Topics (1-6 credits)
ENGL 5137 - Dialectology (3 credits)
ENGL 5217 - Irish/Scottish Literature (3 credits)


* Between these two courses, a maximum of 6 hours may be counted toward the graduate certificate

** No more than 6 hours of BLUE can count toward the certificate; a maximum of 3 hours of BLUE 5410 Individual Instrumental Instruction , BLUE 5510 Graduate Ensemble , and BLUE 5257 Band Leadership Skills combined can count toward the certificate.

Other seminars, independent studies, topics courses, and problems courses, including 5956 summer offerings, may be counted toward the certificate when the topic is Appalachian (must have approval of the APST graduate coordinator.)