Appalachia is a region and a place. Real and mythical, beautiful and devastated, geological and political, rich in resources and a poverty pocket. Learn about the history, culture, and stereotypes of the region.


When you’ve completed this module, you will:

  • Understand the stereotypes associated with Appalachia.
  • Have explored how place and identity are created.
  • Realize the complexity of Appalachia and the Appalachian people and culture. 


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Time and Location

Apr. 2, May 30
1-5 p.m.
North End Center


Jordan Laney 


All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Please review full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available 

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Diversity Development Certificate.