SOC 203 Discussion Posts

Discussion 1

Decline of Rural America

After viewing the required video for this discussion, pick one of the following overlapping issues highlighted in this week’s readings to discuss:

  1. How does the corporatization of farming affect all Americans, not just those living in rural areas? What can you do about this?
  2. What is brain drain and what are its long-reaching effects on rural communities?  Be sure to include the terms stayers and achievers in your discussion. How could the community leaders make staying more attractive than leaving?
  3. Describe the positive and negative impacts of the growth of mega-cities. Will moving back to the country solve the social problems created by our move to the urban areas?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Discussion 2

Causes and Impact of Global Warming

For information on global warming, view the required video and website for this discussion and answer the following questions:

  1. How does human activity impact greenhouse gases found in the atmosphere?
  2. What are some simple changes humans can do to help keep the Earth cooler in the future?
  3. What are you doing to help?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.