This course explores the relationship between rural communities and the global pattern of development. It emphasizes economic institutions, trade and investment patterns and how these are supportive of, or damaging to, rural development. The opportunities and vulnerabilities of Canadian communities and organizations to international action and competition are examined. Impact, reaction and strategies in rural communities in other developed and developing countries are also studied. Political, social, and cultural influences that come from interdependence and reduced obstacles to communication are examined to the extent that they impinge on rural development.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.