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SHECP Talks: Sociology of Appalachia

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

Listen in on our conversation about teaching with a course with a strong sense of place with Dr. Rachel Terman from Ohio University.

Do you pronounce Appalachia – App-a-LATCH-un or App-a-LAY-shun? While her ties to Appalachian State pushes her to App-a-LATCH-un, Dr. Rachel Terman argues that it is wonderful to have people interested in the region, however they pronounce it.

Dr. Terman joins us to talk about her current class, “Sociology of Appalachia,” the strong history and sense of community in

Want to know more about some of agencies mentioned in the talk?

Little Cities of Black Diamonds:

The Mission of LCBD is to keep alive the past, stories, and traditions of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Region and through our history, culture and environment help enrich the future quality of life in the region.

Appalachian Regional Commission:

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.


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