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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Agriculture Minor

Experiential learning through international study and travel broadens horizons and increases understanding of global issues by allowing students to examine different agricultural systems, the global marketplace, and the role of social values in food consumption patterns. This minor will add value to undergraduate degree programs, enhance employment opportunities with multinational corporations, and prepare students to function in diverse communities.

Program requirements

The minor requires completion of 16 credit hours. The program is open only to majors in the College of Agriculture. It consists of one foundation course, a foreign language, an international experience, and a capstone seminar. Students are required to complete at least two semesters of university-level foreign language courses. The international experience may consist of a travel study course, study abroad, community service, or internship. Academic credit can be granted for international experiences.

Foundation course (3 credit hours)

Foreign language courses (10 credit hours)

Students must complete or quiz out of two semesters of one foreign language.

International experience (2 credit hours)

Capstone seminar (1 credit hour)

Elective courses

Students are encouraged to select elective courses in agriculture, social science, and humanities areas and/or free electives that complement their study of the region or country selected as the focus of their program.


Students must complete a “declaration of intent” form describing their plan to fulfill the course work, language, and international experience requirements for the minor. The form will be submitted to and approved by the Office of Agriculture Academic Programs.