Delta State University
SOC 474/574 COD 574: Applied Rural Sociology
Spring Semester, 2008

Discussion Leaders

 

Day/Date

Readings

Discussion Leaders

Week 2: Defining Rural America

Tuesday

Jan 15

Challenges,  Ch. 1 (Johnson), pp. 1931 Emanuel Edmonds
Challenges,  Ch. 5 (MacTavish & Salamon), pp. 7385 Susie Shorter
Harris, Bridger, Sachs & Tallichet (1995) Barbara Scott

Week 3: Economic Conditions in Rural America

Tuesday

Jan 22

Challenges,  Ch. 10 (McGranahan), pp. 135151 Tonya McNeal
Challenges,  Ch. 11 (Falk & Lobao), pp. 152165 Kendra Johnson
Corkern (2004); Eskridge (1998); Dewan (2004) Eric Atchison

Week 4: Economic Conditions in Rural America

Tuesday

Jan 29

Challenges,  Ch. 18 (Bonanno & Constance), pp. 241251 Lola Nelson
Challenges,  Ch. 29 (McMichael), pp. 375384 Chrystal Early
Sumner, Intro, Ch. 1 & 2, pp. 358 Susie Shorter

Week 5: Economic Conditions in Rural America

Tuesday

Feb 5

Challenges,  Ch. 9 (Jensen, McLaughlin & Slack), pp. 118131 Barbara Scott
Challenges,  Ch. 28 (Zimmerman & Hirschl), pp. 363374 Emanuel Edmond
Sumner, Ch. 3 & 4, pp. 5992 Tonya McNeal
Week 6: Community in Rural America

Tuesday

Feb 12

Challenges,  Ch. 22 (Morton), pp. 290302  
Challenges,  Ch. 20 (Glenna), pp. 262272 Lola Nelson
Week 7: Social Relations in Rural America

Tuesday

Feb 19

Challenges: Ch. 17 (Lyson & Tolbert), pp. 228238 Kendra Johnson
Challenges: Ch. 26 (Green), pp. 343352 Barbara Scott
Sumner, Ch. 5 & 6, pp. 93131 Eric Atchison
Week 8: Social Relations in Rural America

Tuesday

Feb 26

Challenges:  Ch. 2 (Harris & Worthen), pp. 3242 Susie Shorter
Bremanzohn (2000) Tonya McNeal
Schultz, Intro & Ch. 1, 2, pp. 165 Lola Nelson
Week 9: Heritage Tourism in the Mississippi Delta

Tuesday

Mar 4

Womack (2007) Eric Atchison
De Jong (2005) Lola Nelson
Schultz, Ch. 3, 4 & 5, pp. 66174 Kendra Johnson

Tuesday

Mar 11

SPRING HOLIDAYS
Week 10: Social Relations in Rural America

Tuesday

Mar 18

Challenges: Ch. 14 (Krannich & Petrzelka), pp. 190199 Susie Shorter
Barton (2005) Emanuel Edmond
Schultz, Ch. 6 & Epilogue, pp. 175223 Barbara Scott
Week 11: Social Institutions in Rural America

Tuesday

Mar 25

Challenges: Ch. 22 (Morton), pp. 290302 Susie Shorter
Challenges: Ch. 20 (Glenna), pp. 262272 Lola Nelson
Week 12: Social Institutions in Rural America

Tuesday

Apr 1

Challenges: Ch. 13 (Buttel), pp. 177189 Barbara Scott
Challenges: Ch. 24 (England and Brown), pp. 317328 Eric Atchison
Rooted in Place: Intro, Appendix, Ch. 1 & 2, pp. 150, 191199 Tonya McNeal
Week 13: Social Institutions in Rural America

Tuesday

Apr 8

Challenges: Ch. 7 (Lichter, Roscigno & Condron), pp. 97108

Kendra Johnson
Challenges: Ch. 21 (Beaulieu, Israel & Wimberley), pp. 273289 Eric Atchison
Rooted in Place:  Ch. 35, pp. 51117 Emanuel Edmond
Week 14: Social Institutions in Rural America

Tuesday

Apr 15

Challenges: Ch. 27 (Sharp & Parisi), pp. 353362 Lola Nelson
Challenges: Ch. 19 (Warner), pp. 252261 Barbara Scott
Rooted in Place:  Ch. 68, pp. 118190 Kendra Johnson
Week 15: The Future of Rural America 

Tuesday

Apr 22

Challenges: Ch. 30 (Pigg & Bradshaw), pp. 385396 Lola Nelson
Challenges: Conclusion (Swanson & Brown), pp. 397405 Emanuel Edmond