Stuff (in Appalachia): Where Things Come From, Where They Go

Patricia Beaver
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 9:30-10:45 am
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This course explores the local and global relationships that are enacted as we consume goods—including energy—that we purchase locally in Boone and Watauga County, and as local producers send goods out of the local area. From the local farm and community store, historically considered, to Walmart, students will follow the production and consumption and disposal of items to and from their national and international destinations or points of origin. 

The class probes stereotypes of Appalachian isolation while considering theoretical and practical issues about class, region, consumption, and globalization. Students will use a variety of research techniques, including review of archival records, library research, online searches, and interviews.

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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