Poverty Studies (Western Rural Development) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course on Poverty Studies by USU

Published Apr 03, 2009

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Improve your understanding of poverty in western rural communities with this OpenCourseWare from Utah State University (USU). 'Western Rural Development' provides free access to video presentations taken from a poverty research conference held at USU. This material can benefit students seeking a Bachelor of Sociology degree.

Western Rural Development: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes No No

Western Rural Development: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare from Utah State University presents video recordings of several presentations from the Western Rural Poverty Research Conference. These presentations, from speakers including Ted Bradshaw and Al Nygard, discuss how poverty comes to affect communities and what can be done to help people escape poverty, using examples from the American west. The presentations include focuses on poverty in tribal and Latino communities. In addition, Katherine MacTavish leads a presentation on social inequality for trailer park residents. The videos are offered as streams or downloads, with separate downloads for the PowerPoint slides from each presentation. This information can be useful to students working toward a Bachelor of Sociology degree.

This course includes video presentations, PowerPoint slides and brief presenter biographies. To watch speeches from this conference, visit the poverty and rural development course page.

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