RAPP 203. Society, Nature and Development.

(3-0-3); I, II.

Prerequisite: SOC 101 (Computer Enhanced), MATH 152 and BIOL 155 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 the SBS II requirement for general education.