University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Rural Extension Studies

Department of Rural Extension Studies, Ontario Agricultural College.

Rural Extension Studies is offered as a minor in the honours program. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity to pursue studies which focus on the development of non formal educational programs for rural people and rural communities and their organizations. The program comprises 10 courses. Six of these are drawn from the area of Rural Extension studies; 4 electives must be chosen from 1 or several complementary disciplines in the social sciences. Students seeking counselling should consult with a departmental advisor in the Department of Rural Extension Studies.

Honours Program Minor

A minimum of 10 courses is required, including:

38-200 Introduction to Rural Extension
38-300 Program Development and Evaluation
Plus 4 of the following:
38-304 Communication Process
38-306 International Communication
38-308 Technology in Extension
38-310 Teaching and Learning in Non-Formal Education
38-402 Rural Extension in Change and Development
38-410 Leadership Development in Rural Organization


The remaining courses required for the minor must be selected from the following list. However, students are strongly advised to consult with the departmental advisor before choosing electives.

36-483 Economic Development
45-122 Human Impact on the Environment
45-257 A Geography of the Third World
45-332 Agricultural Systems and Location
45-339 Rural Geography
78-208 Development and Underdevelopment
78-220 International Relations
80-231 Introduction to Social Psychology
80-245 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
86-208 Rural Sociology
86-306 Organizations
86-308 Social Planning
86-330 Community Development

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts--B.A.

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