1997-98 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Rural Development

RD 200 (3 Credits) Fall
Community Development in the North (3+0) s
Examines rural community development efforts in circumpolar countries and the impact of these efforts on Northern communities and indigenous peoples.

RD 245 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Issues in Alaskan Maritime Development (3+0)s
Introduction to the current concepts, strategies, and issues of maritime development in Alaska, including community development, fisheries quotas and sustainable development efforts. Emphasis on environmental and cultural impact assessments of maritime development. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X.)

RD 250 (1-3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Grant Writing for Community Development (1-3+0)
Focuses on basic elements of grant proposals and processes of preparing proposals for governmental and private funding sources. Emphasis on applied skills through preparation of actual grant proposals.

RD 255 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Rural Alaska Land Issues (3+0)s
The history and significance of ANCSA, ANILCA and other land issues in rural areas of Alaska.

RD 256 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Co-Management of Renewable Resources (1.5+Arr) s
Examines efforts of cooperative management of natural resources among users and federal and state management agencies. Recent initiatives in Alaska and Canada involving salmon, migratory birds, marine mammals, and brown bear discussed.

RD 265 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Perspectives on Subsistence in Alaska (3+0) s
Examines the socioeconomic, cultural, legal and political dimensions of subsistence in Alaska.

RD 280 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Resource Management Research Techniques (3+0)
Overview of standard methods of field-based scientific research conducted by resource management agencies in rural Alaska including elementary statistical concepts, survey techniques, and tools used in land and renewable resources research. (Prerequisites: NRM 101 and BIOL 104X.)

RD 300 (3 Credits) Fall
Rural Development in a Global Perspective (3+0) s
A comparative and theoretical approach to the process of change and development in cross-cultural contexts, particularly in relation to their effects on rural communities. (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.)

RD 315 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Tribal People and Development (3+0) s
Comparative examination of socioeconomic development processes on tribal peoples in third and fourth world societies. Attention to implications of these processes for Alaska Native people. (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.)

RD 325 (3 Credits) Spring
Community Development Strategies (3+0) s
Examines community development/organizational strategies appropriate for a variety of institutional and community situations.

RD 338 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Education and Economic Development (3+0)
(Same as ED 338)
Examines theory and evidence linking varied forms of education to economic growth and development. A comparative approach explores similarities and differences between rural Alaskan regional development and systematic nation-building efforts in developing countries. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.)

RD 350O (3 Credits) Fall
Community Research Techniques (3+0)
Basic techniques and concepts associated with community-based research and evaluation activities related to the needs of rural institutions and communities.

RD 351 (3 Credits) Spring
Community Planning and Grant Writing Techniques (3+0)
Examination of the major components of planning and grant writing processes as they relate to community level land-use, business and social service projects. (Prerequisite: RD 350 or SOC 473 or permission of instructor.)

RD 375 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Women and Development (3+0) s
(Same as WMS 375)
The effect of modernization and development processes on the role of women in a variety of Third World and tribal world contexts as well as the increasingly important 'new' role women play in these complex processes.

RD 400 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Rural Development Internship
Structured experience in an appropriate educational, agency or corporate setting. Approved project required. Enrollment only by prior arrangement with the instructor.

RD 425 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Cultural Impact Analysis (3+0)s
An examination of the potential impacts of development projects on cultural systems; use of impact data to shape the actual project in positive directions. Data gathering and analysis techniques related to impact predictions. Student impact analysis required. (Prerequisite: RD 350 or permission of instructor.)

RD 450 (3 Credits) Fall
Managing Community Development Programs (3+0)
Examines appropriate management and accountability approaches for small-scale, community-based programs and projects, particularly those found in rural and/or cross-cultural contexts. (Prerequisite: RD 350 and RD 351 or permission of instructor.)

RD 475W (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Rural Development Senior Project
Under faculty supervision, the student completes a major theoretical, research and/or applied project which relates the student's applied emphasis area to rural development considerations. (Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor.)

RD 492 (1-3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Rural Development Seminar (3+0)
Various topics of current interest and importance to the Rural Development major. Topics announced prior to each offering and course may be taken for repeat credit. (Prerequisites: Upper division standing, RD 300 or equivalent, and permission of instructor.)