Rural Sociology and Community Development

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Course Code: 
AGE 7101
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The individual, group, and social system; socialization and social control. Traditional societies and peasant life. Population trends and changes in the emerging rural community and rural institutions. Types of farming systems. Theories of change; diffusion of innovations. Agencies of rural social and economic change. Education as a factor in social change; the relationship of education to social structure. Social action programs and popular participation. Rural development as integrated process to community development

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Understand rural sociology and community development by studying and reflecting on these topics.
  • Analyze the most important characteristics of healthy, vibrant rural communities by describing and writing about them.
  • Understand how to support students’ own learning and how to help others learn how to support social change by studying and practicing ideas of rural sociology and community development.
  • Explain the actions students can take to research and improve both their professional practice and client participation in community development
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of particular rural sociology and community development theories for solving real world community problems. 
Rural Sociology and Community Development
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