Located in the heart of the Appalachian region, Maryville College offers an ideal spot in which to study one of the richest and most distinctive cultural regions in the United States. The Southern Appalachians are home to a historic and vibrant musical tradition, distinctive religious practices, and astonishing biodiversity. With faculty who have expertise in all of these areas, Maryville College can provide you with the knowledge and experiences that will enable you to understand this marvelous place.
Students who pursue the Minor in Appalachian Studies would take courses in its social systems, its history and culture, its religions, and its biology. They also receive a rich immersion in the region through these courses and other experiential offerings.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 51 credit hours. Some general education requirements are completed by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. Note that some courses meet requirements in more than one domain.
|Approved Existing Classes for New Core
(Other Courses to be added)
|First Year Seminar||FYS110|
|Composition & Speech||ENG110 & ENG120|
|Second Language||Completion of a 120 course in second language (e.g., SPN120, etc.)|
|Creative Arts (CA)||ART102, ART121*, ART124, ART125, ART126, ART140, FNA140*, MUS140, THT101, THT140,
or 3 Hours credit in any one of the following:
MUSE12, MUSE13, MUSE14, MUSE15, MUSE16, or THT204
|Culture and Intercultural Dynamics (CD)||WRC370 or an approved study abroad program|
|Ethical Citizenship in the World (EC)||ETH490|
|Historical Reasoning (HR)||ART212, ART311, HIS149, WCV180* or WCV190*|
|Literary Studies (LS)||ENG160, ENG170, ENG180, ENG181, LIT270* or LIT290*|
|Mathematical Reasoning (MR)||STA120, CSC111, or MTH125|
|Empirical Study of Person and Society (PS)||ECN101, ECN201, ECN221, PLS211, PSY101, SLS260*, or SOC101|
|Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought (RS)||BIB130*, BIB140*, PHL149, REL130, REL140, or REL149|
[Students must complete 2 courses: 1 life science (SL) and 1 physical science (SP). One of the 2 courses must include a lab]
|(SL) BIO111, BIO112, BIO113, BIO115, BIO149 or BIO217
(SP) CHM111, CHM121, CHM149, PHY101, PHY149, PHY201
(Check code in Self-Service for SCI150* and SCI350*
|U.S. Pluralism(US)||ASL307, ENG180, ENG181, GWS101, HIS112, HIS203, HIS303, PSY228, PSY334, SOC101 (If taken at MC only), SOC271, SOC315 or one of the following courses:
EXP200: Sounds of Appalachia
HIS149: Latin Americans in the United States
HIS149: The American Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction
PSY249: Diversity in America: San Francisco Case Study
REL211: The American Religious Experience (The Past, Present, and Future of Evangelicalism in America)
SOC: The Road to Justice
*Not offered 2016-17 and thereafter