Overview of sociological principles, theories and research in the evolution of international development and globalization practices, objectives, and policies. Contemporary issues in development and globalization. * Sp Sem (even years). Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 892.
Examines the sociological significance of 'rurality' and the conceptual perspectives applied to major substantive areas in rural sociology, such as community, environment, and agriculture. * Au Sem (odd years). Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 742.
Sociological approaches to the study of environmental policy. Analysis of major issues relating to the use and abuse of natural resources and pollution. Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 766.
Theoretical foundations of rural community development; contemporary community development issues; change processes, strategies, and practices. * Sp Sem. (odd years). Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 888.
This course provides students with a broad understanding of the fundamental history, concepts, methods, and theories of Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as part of environmental policy and regulation in both US and International contexts. Students are exposed, via scholarly articles, case studies and projects, to existing SIAs from across the US and the world and how quality SIAs are performed. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor.
Evaluation of the factors which create and maintain poverty and inequality, with focus on the rural U.S., developing nations, and the comparative analysis of spatial inequalities. * Sp Sem (odd years). Prereq: 15 cr hrs in RurlSoc or related social sciences, or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 666.
Examine the sociological processes involved in disseminating new ideas and technologies in U.S. and developing nations. Assess the consequences of new technologies for communities, households, and individuals particularly in rural contexts. Au Sem. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 562 or 662.
Overview of sociological theory and research related to agricultural change and food system development, focusing on individual, family, farm, community and environmental impacts. Au Sem. Prereq: 6 units in RurlSoc, Sociol, or related Social Sciences, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 733.
The application of an asset-based community development framework to address environmental, economic, and social issues at the community-level in the United States. Sp Sem. Prereq: ENR 3500 or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 542.
Contemporary struggles and experiences of rural social groups in the 'Third World' in the context of development and globalization; emphasis on grassroots initiatives and resistance movements. Au Sem. Prereq: 3 cr hrs in RurlSoc, Sociol, or a related social science, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 378. GE soc sci indivs and groups and diversity global studies course.