Sustainable Development -- the idea that economic development can meet basic human needs without undermining cultures or natural enviroments -- has a long history at Appalachian State University. It started here in the Department of Anthropology as a concentration. In the spring of 1991 the University launched the undergraduate minor program. In 2001 the development of a Masters Program in Sustainable Development was begun. In 2013 the University elevated the program to department-level status. Please visit the SD website for more information.
The Department of Anthropology is located in Anne Belk Hall. The administrative office is located in Room 342 and all of the faculty offices, classrooms, and labs are located on the 3rd floor.