SOC 475 - Rural and Urban Sociology

This course provides an examination of rural, urban, and suburban life including the processes of urbanization (the transition from rural to urban society) and suburbanization. Topics also include the development of the scientific study of rural and urban society; the symbiotic relationship between rural and urban areas; the historical development of cities; city planning and development; and an examination of social, demographic and ecological forces shaping the rural, urban and suburban life, and social problems in these areas. Students will perform empirical research in their own communities and interpret their findings.

Credit hours: 3

Last updated: 05/23/2022