The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University is home to 16 academic departments, one academic program, two centers and one residential college spanning the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The college is dedicated to providing instruction and research essential to the University's mission and seeks to cultivate the habits of inquiry, learning and service among all its constituents.

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Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Photo by Marie Freeman

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand awarded Fulbright to teach abroad in spring 2020

Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in the Department of Langu...

Students in Appalachian’s summer 2018 STARTALK Program learn a Chinese fan dance with Rachel Zhao, a teacher at Eastway Elementary School in Durham, far left in foreground, who participated as an instructor in the program. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian awarded funding for second STARTALK Program — an immersion in Chinese language, culture

For the second consecutive year, high school students of the High Country will have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and lear...

During the College of Arts and Sciences’ commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, graduates and their families and friends, along with Appalachian faculty, staff and leadership, fill the university’s Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian celebrates its Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — at Spring 2019 Commencement

The palpable excitement of Appalachian State University’s Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — was evident throughout Friday and Saturday’s...

Dr. Wendy Xie teaching Chinese to Appalachian State University students. Photo by Marie Freeman

Learn a language, expand your worldview

Appalachian’s Dr. Wendy Xie teaches Chinese. She talks about the value and importance of learning another language....

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CAS Outstanding Alumni Award nominations due May 24

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. Each year we hon...

Graduation in the Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by University Communications

Watch Spring 2019 Commencement

Watch Archived streamsThe following Spring 2019 Commencement streams have been archived and are available online:College of Arts and SciencesWalker Co...

 

 

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