R SOC 011
INTRODUCTORY RURAL SOCIOLOGY
Basic sociological concepts applied to rural societal institutions and rural
communities; causes and consequences of rural social change.
R SOC 296 INDEPENDENT STUDIES ( 1 -18)
R SOC 297 SPECIAL TOPICS ( 1 - 9)
R SOC 305W LEADERSHIP FOR SOCIAL CHANGE ( 3) Exploration, analysis, understanding, and application of leadership skills and concepts in groups, organizations, and communities. Prerequisite: 6 credits in social or behavioral sciences
R SOC 327 (S T S) SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES ( 3) Analysis of the relationships between societal development and enhancement and natural resources.
R SOC 356 RURAL COMMUNITY SERVICES ( 3) Analysis of provider and consumer factors influencing the provision of community services in rural areas; sociological analysis and interpretation emphasized. Prerequisite: R SOC 011 or 3 credits in related social science
R SOC 402 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS ( 3) The principles of consumer behavior applied to the marketing of agricultural products and farm supplies. Prerequisite: 3 credits in agricultural economics or economics, and 3 credits in rural sociology, sociology, or psychology
R SOC 417 (CEDEV) POWER, CONFLICT, AND COMMUNITY DECISION MAKING ( 3) Theory and analysis of power, conflict and decision making, and community crisis. Community change illustrations will be used. Prerequisite: 6 credits in social or behavioral science
R SOC 420 (DF) (CEDEV;WMNST) WOMEN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ( 3) Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
R SOC 422 FAMILY IN RURAL SOCIETY ( 3) The relationship between the family and rural society, including critical review of theories, research and problems, issues, and trends. Prerequisite: 6 credits in the social sciences
R SOC 425 POVERTY ANALYSIS: PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS ( 3) Social and economic situations contributing to deprivation in rural society; intervention programs and policy development. Prerequisite: 6 credits in sociology, economics, or related areas
R SOC 444 SOCIAL CHANGE IN RURAL AMERICA ( 3) Analysis of causes of social change and its consequences for individuals, families, and organizations in rural communities. Prerequisite: R SOC 011 or 3 credits in related social science
R SOC 452 (CEDEV) RURAL ORGANIZATION ( 3) Social organization and change in rural communities; use of sociological principles in analysis of rural problems and rural development. Prerequisite: 6 credits in rural sociology, sociology, or psychology
R SOC 460 (CEDEV) INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS ( 3) Introduction to community information systems; information needs; common features; issues in development; organization vs. community-wide systems; current technologies. Prerequisite: 6 credits in quantification; 6 credits in social or behavioral science
R SOC 462 (CEDEV) COMMUNITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORY ( 3) Laboratory for the development of a model community information system. Prerequisite: R SOC 460
R SOC 470 (CEDEV) COMPARATIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ( 3) Crosscultural community development projects and the problems encountered in each of the different cultural contexts. Prerequisite: 6 credits in social or behavioral science
R SOC 496 INDEPENDENT STUDIES ( 1 -18)
R SOC 497 SPECIAL TOPICS ( 1 - 9)
R SOC 499 (GI) FOREIGN STUDY--RURAL SOCIOLOGY ( 1 -12) Study in selected countries of rural social institutions and current rural sociological problems.
R SOC 501 DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL SOCIOLOGY ( 3) Historical development with emphasis on American rural sociology. Odd years.
R SOC 502 USE OF THEORY IN RURAL SOCIOLOGY ( 3) Examine and evaluate metasociology of alternative theoretical systems applicable to rural society, with emphasis on American society. Prerequisite: 24 credits in sociology, including 6 in rural sociology and 3 in sociological theory
R SOC 505 (CEDEV) LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ( 3) Exploration, understanding, and application of leadership roles, strategies, and principles in group and community settings. Prerequisite: R SOC 305 ; 6 credits in social or behavioral sciences
R SOC 508 SOCIOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE ( 3) Sociological analysis of changes in the organization of agriculture and food systems in the United States and developing countries.
R SOC 515 (AEE) ENGAGEMENT THROUGH OUTREACH SCHOLARSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ( 3) To develop an understanding of outreach scholarship as a nonformal educational system and its relationship to relevant social systems. Prerequisite: 9 credits in education, communication, and/or social sciences
R SOC 516 (CEDEV) CHANGE IN RURAL SOCIETY ( 3) Social change in rural society, emphasizing prediction and control of the change process. Even years.
R SOC 517 (CEDEV) INTERNATIONAL RURAL SOCIAL CHANGE ( 3) Implications of planned change for international rural societies, considering basic structural constraints, known institutional linkages, and potential synergetic consequences.
R SOC 520 (SOC) APPLIED SOCIOLOGICAL AND POLICY RESEARCH ( 3) A survey of the conceptual and methodological issues in applied sociology and policy research conducted by sociologists. Prerequisite: SOC 573
R SOC 522 DATA ANALYSIS IN RURAL SOCIOLOGY ( 1) Analysis of research data in rural sociology using computer library programs. Prerequisite: or concurrent: AG 400
R SOC 525 FERTILITY, POPULATION CHANGE, AND DEVELOPMENT ( 3) Fertility and population growth in less-developed countries; theories of fertility change, agricultural development, and population policies. Prerequisite: SOC 423 or prior work in population
R SOC 530 SOCIOLOGY AND DEMOGRAPHY OF POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES ( 3) An in-depth treatment of sociological and demographic dimensions of poverty in rural and urban areas of the United States.
R SOC 552 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR RURAL COMMUNITY RESEARCH ( 3) Application of community theories to the study of communities in rural areas. Prerequisite: R SOC 452
R SOC 555 (S T S) HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF NATURAL RESOURCES ( 3) Identification of the interrelationships and influence of human behavior and natural resources.
R SOC 573 METHODS OF SURVEY DATA ANALYSIS ( 3) Use of multivariate procedures in the analysis of survey data in the rural social sciences. Prerequisite: AG 400
R SOC 596 INDIVIDUAL STUDIES ( 1 - 9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
R SOC 597 SPECIAL TOPICS ( 1 - 9)
Students may take only one course for General Education
credit from R SOC 011 GS or SOC 001 GS.
Effective Date: Current
Review Date: 08/02/2002
Effective Date: Current
Review Date: 08/02/2002