University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


Course Description

01-360 The Rural Community: Trends, Issues and Transformations W(2-2)

The focus of this course is on the rural community. Various definitions and types of communities will be examined in terms of different biophysical, political, economic and other contexts. Trends and developments in rural society will be examined. Issues to be examined may include rural depopulation, aging, technology transfer, sustainable communities, farm structural change, rural values and "rurality", the challenge of economic diversification and other issues. Changing community roles and adjustment processes will be explored and related to the agri-food system. (Last offering W97.)

Prerequisites: 20 course credits.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
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