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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Rural Sociology Minor

The minor in Rural Sociology provides:  (1) an understanding of sociological concepts important to the analysis of change in rural societies: (2) an understanding of major social structural and cultural changes to rural societies; (3) an understanding of the influence of social and cultural factors on rural and agricultural development, as well as the impact of development on rural groups, cultures, and communities; and (4) opportunities to apply sociological concepts to specific case studies related to rural and agricultural development, population, and natural/environmental issues.

The Rural Sociology minor serves students whose interests include the sociological dimensions of agriculture, rural population, rural development, and natural resources and the environment.

Rural Sociology minor requirements: