2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Rural Extension Studies (RES)

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, 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 5.00 credits. 3.00 of these are drawn from the area of Rural Extension studies; 2.00 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 School of Rural Extension Studies.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required, including:

REXT*2000 [0.50] Introduction to Rural Extension
REXT*3000 [0.50] Program Development and Evaluation
Four of the following:
REXT*3040 [0.50] Communication Process
REXT*3060 [0.50] International Communication
REXT*3080 [0.50] Technology in Extension
REXT*3100 [0.50] Teaching and Learning in Non-Formal Education
REXT*4020 [0.50] Rural Extension in Change and Development
REXT*4100 [0.50] Leadership Development in Rural Organization

The remaining credits 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.

ECON*4830 [0.50] Economic Development
GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment
GEOG*3320 [0.50] Agriculture and Society
POLS*2080 [0.50] Development and Underdevelopment
POLS*2200 [0.50] International Relations
PSYC*2310 [0.50] Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC*2450 [0.50] Introduction to Developmental Psychology
SOAN*3300 [0.50] Community Development
SOC*2080 [0.50] Rural Sociology