The College's location in Appalachia provides an opportunity to offer a minor in Appalachian Studies. In addition to encouraging appreciation of Appalachian culture and facilitating intercultural awareness, the program can be useful to students preparing for a range of professional careers. For more information, consult the list of minors under Global Studies.
Degree-seeking students enrolled
at Warren Wilson College may enroll for credit in courses offered at Mars Hill College and the University of North Carolina at Asheville through the Asheville Area Educational Consortium. Credit hours will be awarded by Warren Wilson College. Students interested in participating should contact the Registrar for approval and for registration information.
Students in their junior year may register for Discovery Through Wilderness (ENS 377), an interdisciplinary course involving the study of a geographical area that is largely wilderness. In the classroom, students study the history, geology, politics, culture, ecology, and resources of the region. Each student becomes a resource person for a different area of knowledge. The class then travels to the region for 2-4 weeks, usually spending much of the time camping and backpacking. Past courses have included travel to the Canadian Maritimes, the Caribbean, Alaska, Bolivia, Nepal, and the Southwest.
The College has an exchange program with Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Students interested in this program should contact the Registrar's Office.