Prerequisite: one of the following: 38:179, 38:180, 38:192 or permission of Instructor.

Canada's rural areas are complex social, economic, environmental, institutional, and physical systems that are experiencing varying forms of developmental stresses. But rural development issues have received limited focused attention in the recent past. This reflects our urbanizing settlement structure that often is indifferent to the concerns of those living outside metropolitan areas. This course redresses this balance by examining the reality of rural and small town Canada today.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.