This course explores the intersection between demographic, economic, cultural, and environmental forces on the rural landscape in both advanced economies and LDCs. Students will be exposed to theoretical and empirical approaches to rural development in different international and regional contexts, as well as problems associated with these development paradigms. Particular attention will be paid to neoliberal economic policies and their impacts on rural areas, and the course will frequently draw on examples from New England and North America. Additionally, the world is becoming increasingly urbanized, so we will examine the ways people come to know rural areas through the media, literature, and travel. This course includes opportunity for service learning. (Formerly GEOG 0221) 3 hrs. lect.
- Spring 2012
- McCardell Bicentennial Hall 438(MBH 438)
- 11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 13, 2012 to May 14, 2012)
- Peter Nelson
- Social Sciences
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- NOR SOC
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