Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Gain insights of the rural communities in Papua New Guinea: their relationship with the land, environment and other groups within the society.
2. Gain knowledge of the fundamental social processes and their impacts on behaviour.
3. Understand the structure and functions of rural societies and rural - urban continuum.
4. Understand the characteristics of rural people, gender division and people’s interaction process within social systems.
5. Gain preliminary knowledge of research methods in social science and how to conduct social surveys;
6. Understand the rural social changes and reconciliation across the frictions of change;
7. Understand the practices of production from household farming to entrepreneurial farming and the customary to modern exchanges occurring the rural communities of Papua New Guinea.