Rural Studies — Graduate Certificate

Rural Studies

This graduate certificate is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of those who serve in the areas of social work, community planning, public services, or human development.  This program can benefit those who work in small communities or who seek a position in an organization that works to make a difference in the quality of rural lives.  The certificate focuses on applying critical thinking skills, cultural understanding, and creating positive change in the health, social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of rural communities. 

Select 9 hours from the following courses:

RSOC 6190 SOCIOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE AGRIFOOD SYSTEMS (3) 

RSOC 6510 SOCIAL WELFARE, FAMILY AND POVERTY (3)

RSOC 6610 RURAL SOCIOLOGY (3) 

RSOC 6650 SOCIOLOGY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT (3) 

RSOC 7410 EXTENSION PROGRAMS AND METHODS (3) 

RSOC 7620 SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNITY (3) 

RSOC 7630 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT (3) 

RSOC 7700 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (3) 

RSOC 7960 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN RURAL SOCIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (1-3) 

RSOC 7970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN RURAL SOCIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (3)