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College of Agriculture

Academic Minors

International Studies in Agriculture

Credit Hours Required: 15-31

  • Departmental permission is required to enroll in this minor. Contact Allan D. Goecker in Room 121 of the Agricultural Administration Building.
  • To qualify for this minor, students normally will be expected to focus on a specific country or geographical region.
  • Individuals must demonstrate proficiency in a second language by completing or establishing credit by examination in the fourth course in a language (Language 20200) and by completing a conversation course in the language, if offered. Language proficiency may also be demonstrated by successfully passing the Foreign Service Institute examination at Level 2 in both reading and speaking.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credits of courses with a principal international focus in the areas of culture (anthropology, art, literature, philosophy or sociology), political science, history or economics. A minimum of six credits of this course work must be focused on the geographic region of choice. A minimum of six credits must be completed outside of the College of Agriculture.
  • Individuals must participate in an approved cooperative work, internship, study abroad or cultural exchange experience of eight weeks or more in the selected geographic region.
  • Students must submit a summary paper and make an oral presentation documenting the integration of the various learning and experiential activities that were undertaken in the foreign stay.
  • Students from any College of Agriculture major may earn the international studies minor. The Office of International Programs in Agriculture will provide special counsel to students regarding program operations, including the identification and coordination of out-of-country experiences.