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Program in Rural Sociology and Community Studies


In 2004, The Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences began its Program in Rural Sociology and Community Studies. Since 1914, when the first courses in rural sociology were taught at Texas A&M, rural sociologists have served the people of Texas and the Nation through a wide range of areas. The Program emphasizes applied research and extension programs for rural people and communities in six major areas.


Major Areas of Research and Extension
Sociology of Agriculture
Sociology of Nutrition and Health
Rural Community and Community Economic Development
Natural Resources and Environmental Quality
Sociology of Rural Minorities
Research Centers and Programs
Hispanic Research Program
View the title, educational background, specialization, and e-mail address of Rural Sociology faculty
View and download project, faculty, and graduate student presentations
View a list of books, book chapters, journal articles, reports and monographs, popular articles, book reviews, proceedings publications, professional presentations, and public presentations produced/presented by the Rural Sociology faculty
National and State Agriculture
Read papers related to National and State Agriculture.
Toxics Release Inventory
Read the 1988-94 and 1988-98 Toxics Release Inventory and access data sources. Also, see the 2003 Industrial Air Emissions report.

What's New
2003-07-27    66th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, July 27-30, 2003  new
2003-06-23    Geographical Features of U.S. Crop Production in the 1990s  new
2003-05-14    2003 Industrial Air Emissions  new