RAPP 201. Society, Nature, & Development.
(3-0-3); I, II.
Prerequisite: BIOL 155 or MATH 152 or SOC 101 (Computer Enhanced), or equivalent. This course introduces the concepts, theories, and practices used to understand communities and regions. These concepts, theories, and practices are commonly used in government, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. Three major areas of community and regional analysis are encompassed by the course: society and culture, nature and the environment, and planning and development. Also incorporated is material on race, ethnicity, gender, and class. An interdisciplinary approach is emphasized to provide students in environmental sciences, agriculture, economics, management, law, medicine, sociology, social work, geography, and government with a foundation for understanding the social, political, and environmental contexts of situations in which they work. This course satisfies area studies-social and behavioral sciences for general education.