Mar 29, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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POLS 3060 - Politics of Appalachia

Introduction to Appalachia, its political patterns, and political problems such as politics of poverty and powerlessness. Includes examination of responses to these problems by various levels of government–national, regional, state, and local.

Requisites: 6 Hours in POLS
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess the impact of economic, political & social forces on the development of physical & social capital.
  • Evaluate the major theories of development and underdevelopment as they apply to Appalachia.
  • Evaluate the weaknesses and assets of distressed areas, with special attention to physical and social infrastructure, & human resources.
  • Identify the major public programs that have been designed to address local development.

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