Credit Weight: 0.5 Prerequisite(s): Sociology 1100 or permission of the instructor Description: Depending on the instructor, this course will cover the following topics: 1. the comparative study of typologies of agricultural development; focus on the agrarian sector in Canada in an historical perspective, with attempts to understand the relationship of the agrarian sector to the rest of the economy, the class position of agricultural producers, the impact of mechanization on farming units, and the role of the state in the transformation of rural areas; 2. an examination of the distinctive features of rural life, including rural family structures, agriculture, forestry, and extractive subsistence bases; residential stability, and its effects; and the life styles of rural residents. Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

Sociology 3215 Rural Sociology

Credit Weight: 0.5 Prerequisite(s): Sociology 1100 or permission of the instructor Description: Depending on the instructor, this course will cover the following topics: 1. the comparative study of typologies of agricultural development; focus on the agrarian sector in Canada in an historical perspective, with attempts to understand the relationship of the agrarian sector to the rest of the economy, the class position of agricultural producers, the impact of mechanization on farming units, and the role of the state in the transformation of rural areas; 2. an examination of the distinctive features of rural life, including rural family structures, agriculture, forestry, and extractive subsistence bases; residential stability, and its effects; and the life styles of rural residents. Offering: 3-0; or 3-0




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