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Top RS 421 ECONOMICS OF RURAL POVERTY AND THE U.S. SOCIAL SAFETY NET (4) 
Examines the geography of poverty in the United States and the "social safety net" that the U.S. has constructed to reduce poverty and its negative effects. Understand the geographical consequences of federal policies and the challenges of providing social safety net programs in rural areas. CROSSLISTED as AEC 421.

Top RS 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-5) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top RS 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top RS 512 INTRODUCTION TO RURAL STUDIES (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to the emerging theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and critical themes that define rural studies in the U.S. and elsewhere. It draws primarily from the disciplines of sociology, economics, anthropology, human development and geography, examining how each discipline understands and analyzes rural households and communities.

Top RS 513 CONTEMPORARY RURAL ISSUES (2)  Offered in current or future terms
The focus will be on issues confronting rural Oregon. The class will also explore broader U.S. and international rural issues and examine commonalities and differences across cultures and development contexts. Weekly lecturers are drawn from the OSU community and beyond, including public policy makers, rural stakeholders, and nonprofit organizations.

Top RS 521 ECONOMICS OF RURAL POVERTY AND THE U.S. SOCIAL SAFETY NET (4) 
Examines the geography of poverty in the United States and the "social safety net" that the U.S. has constructed to reduce poverty and its negative effects. Understand the geographical consequences of federal policies and the challenges of providing social safety net programs in rural areas. CROSSLISTED as AEC 521.

Top RS 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-5) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.



 
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