Rural Studies (RST)

RST*6000  Sustainable Rural Systems I  Fall Only  [0.50]  

This course situates rural studies in its contemporary theoretical contexts and provides an elaboration of some of the core concepts used in the Rural Studies program. Students explore a range of sustainable development theoretical perspectives in the context of rural communities and landscape systems, and increase understanding of multiple disciplinary vantage points.

Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
RST*6010  Sustainable Rural Systems II  Winter Only  [0.50]  

This course builds upon theoretical grounding developed in Sustainable Rural Systems I. Students work with their advisor to prepare and present a paper on sustainable development theory in the rural communities and environment context as it pertains to their research interests. [Prerequisite: RST*6000]

Prerequisite(s): Take RST*6000; Minimum grade 065;  
Restriction(s): Instructor's signature.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
RST*6100  Integrative Research Methods I  Fall Only  [0.50]  

This course examines the nature, language and tools of established knowledge systems, including ontology, epistemology, and methodology. Students explore social science research design and evaluation with a focus on measures of sustainability and interdisciplinary applications.

Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
RST*6110  Integrative Research Methods II  Winter Only  [0.50]  

This course builds upon research methods knowledge established in Integrative Research Methods I. Students apply research design and evaluation principles with a focus on interdisciplinarity through the review and critique of successful dissertations and the development of their own research proposal. [Prerequisite: RST*6100]

Prerequisite(s): Take RST*6100; Minimum grade 065;  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
RST*6300  Research Seminar  Unspecified  [0.25]  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
RST*6500  Special Topics  Unspecified  [0.50]  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph