ES 721: Reading Seminar II

2011-07-22 -

Topic identified and faculty assigned.

Synonym:

77944 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Alesia Maltz

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 9/10 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Sat 11/5 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Sat 12/3 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Foundation
Required of and restricted to Ph.D. II students. Open to ES Masters students by permission of instructor.

Competency Area: Foundation
Required of and restricted to Ph.D. II students.
Open to Master's students with permission of the instructor.

In this course we will examine challenges for rural America in the 21st century. This course will draw on the literature of rural sociology, environmental history, agricultural history, rural economics and sustainability studies. Students will have common readings in rural sociology along with individual work. Common topics may include:
1.Social networks in self-reliant communities
2.Common pool resources and cultural reciprocity, subsistence economies, bilateral and multilateral bartering
3.Inter-generational knowledge transfer in agrarian communities(Additional contact hours will be met by specific course work designed to be completed on-line.)