Minor in Environmental Studies - Continuity and Change in Rural Societies SOSA 3211   Continuity and Change in Rural Societies
The majority of the world's population, even today, lives in rural settings and depends upon primary production as the principal source of livelihood. This does not mean, however, that rural life has remained static and unchanging over the centuries. All rural societies, even those remote from centres of world power, have long been caught up in the world economic system and involved, in particular ways, with capitalist relations of production. This course examines continuity and change in a range of rural contexts across several continents including North America, and encourages students to consider the notion of “development” from alternative perspectives. Approved with International Development Studies.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA 1000 level course or FYP