Rural Studies (RS)

RS 421. ECONOMICS OF RURAL POVERTY AND THE U.S. SOCIAL SAFETY NET. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: AEC 421

RS 499. SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-5 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

RS 502. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-6 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

RS 512. INTRODUCTION TO RURAL STUDIES. (2 Credits)

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.

RS 513. CONTEMPORARY RURAL ISSUES. (2 Credits)

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.

RS 521. ECONOMICS OF RURAL POVERTY AND THE U.S. SOCIAL SAFETY NET. (4 Credits)

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.

Equivalent to: AEC 521

RS 599. SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-5 Credits)

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.