Unit Code: AGR506

Unit Title: Rural Sociology

Rural sociology explores the influence of physical, biological and cultural factors on people and groups considered to be rural dwellers, defined as living in the countryside as opposed to in cities and towns. Studies explore the social ecology and environmental sociology of people living and utilizing what is available in their land and resources. In this unit, students examine the rural sociology of Pacific Islanders within the agricultural context to gain a better understanding of the social lives of farmers and how they perceive agricultural occupations and lifestyle in their rural setting. The unit will also cover challenges by farming families, and other related factors affecting their lives at home and in their communities.