Rural societies are outlined, for better or for worse, in terms of social interactions, natural and manmade environments, globalization, and technological change. Examines rural life in terms of the community, agricultural systems, natural resources, tourism, and development. Students engage and apply the tools and theories of multiple disciplines to critically analyze the social systems that impact rural people and rural communities at the local, national, and global level. Spring of odd years.
*All course information is from the 2012-2013 Catalog.