Appalachian State University Historical Photographs

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For questions about the ASU Historical Photographs, please contact Pam Mitchem.

Phone: 828.262.7422


Appalachian State University Historical Timelines
Academic/Departmental Events: 1930-1939


1933: Social Science Department established (faculty includes 1 Ph.D.; 3 M.A.s; 1 B.A.). Dr. D.J. Whitener serves chair until 1956.

1933: English and History majors offered.

1934: French major offered.

1936: Speech Department formed. Officially called the Department of Extemporaneous Speaking.

1937:  Home Economics major offered.

1938: First grad courses offered in Summer School, no degree offered.

1938: Social Science teacher certificate renewal offered.

1939:  Department of Music Education started.

1939: 48 graduates with a B.S. in Social Science.

1939: ASTC accredited by American Association of Colleges for Teacher




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