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

Contemporary Citizenship in Agriculture Minor

This minor assists students in building the knowledge that they need to serve as active citizens in society and to understand the way our agricultural industry, rural areas, and global communities interact now and in the future. The minor focuses on agricultural policy and issues while encompassing ethics, personal development, and societal relationships in order to better understand the correlation between agriculture and rural and urban communities at the local, state, national, and global levels. These topics will encourage the citizenship development needed to sustain and build agriculture in the future and will also enhance understanding of the effects of agriculture on society as a whole.

Program requirements

The minor requires the completion of 18 credit hours. The minor requires one foundation course, two ethical and societal relationships courses, and two policy and issues courses. In addition, GENAG 450 Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture, a capstone course, is to be taken during the junior or senior year of the program of study.

Capstone course (3 credit hours)


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