DES 1401: Beyond the Suburbs: Living and Working in Rural America

2 CreditsFreshman Seminar

Beyond the suburbs lies rural America. Whether you grew up in the country or in the city, you probably have some ideas about rural places. Maybe you think of small rural towns as ideal places to grow up and grow old, quiet places that are safe from crime, without traffic and pollution, or maybe you think of rural places as backward, boring, and bleak. In this class, we'll explore various myths and realities of life beyond the suburbs. We'll discover what is unique about rural places. We will examine who lives in rural America and how they make a living. We'll explore the concept of rural design and learn more about housing issues facing rural communities. We will discuss how \"rural\" varies across the country. From cowboys to downhill skiers, from tourists to farmers and foresters, life in rural America is wildly varied and fascinating. Join us and discover more about life and livelihoods beyond the suburbs.

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