The Rural Studies Program is a one of a kind interdisciplinary degree program. There are four different concentrations underneath Rural Studies: Politics and Modern Culture, Social and Community Development, Writing and Communications, Business and Economic Development.
These concentrations build upon the basic knowledge, skills, and values provided by the College Core Curriculum while preparing students for a wide range of careers as well as for graduate study in numerous fields. The interdisciplinary degree addresses the social, demographic, political, and cultural aspects of rural development and prepares students to identify needs and to offer workable solutions for issues of the changing rural landscape.
Each area emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills, encourages an appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives, and develops a greater understanding of the issues particular to the rural environment to provide an avenue of self-knowledge, cultural understanding, and social responsibility.
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