Finding the Historic Landscapes of Appalachian State University

Samuel Avery-Quinn
Day/Time Taught: 
MW 2:00-3:15 pm and MW 3:30-4:45 pm
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Landscapes, as studied by geographers, anthropologists, and archaeologists, have been interpreted in diverse ways. Common to these diverse approaches is an increasing attention to landscape in everyday life. As embodied individuals we enter relationships with landscapes. As we move through landscapes, they can penetrate our interior world, provide resources for shaping our sense of who we are, and teach us how to behave and treat others. In this class we draw on methods from geography, archaeology, and history to discover the early landscapes of Appalachian State University. Specifically, we will try to find traces of the Appalachian Training School for Teachers/Watauga Academy from 1899 to 1925 in archival documents, photographs, maps, and limited, non-invasive surface archaeological survey.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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