EE 601: Rural Sociology

Much attention is paid to individual, group and social system; socialization and social control; traditional societies and peasant life; population trends and changes in rural life during the colonial and post-independence period; the emerging rural community; rural institutions; types of emergent farming systems; theories of change; the diffusion of innovations; agencies of rural social and economic change; education as a factor in social change; the relationship of education as to social structure; social action programmes and popular participation; bureaucratic approaches to development; emergent rural problems and rural development as an integrated process