Comparative International Agriculture Minor

The minor provides students with formal instruction in international agricultural concepts and practical experiences through global awareness course work, language immersion via study/research abroad, and/or international fieldwork. The 27-credit curriculum prepares students for successful postbaccalaureate international careers, or those seeking graduate studies in international agriculture programs. Students critically examine current international agricultural issues and/or diversity and communications. To be eligible to apply for this minor, students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher and be in good standing with Oregon State University. Students must also be in a declared major. Participants in this minor program are able to:

  1. Research the major agricultural themes and issues of another nation besides the United States of America.
  2. Examine trade information to determine the key elements of agricultural trade agreements between the USA and another country.
  3. Analyze the effectiveness of agricultural practices of another nation besides the USA.
  4. Investigate the effect of broad social, economic, and environmental forces upon the agricultural industry of another nation besides the USA.

Course Requirements

All 27 credits for the minor must be completed with a C or higher grade. Students can complete 12 to 18 upper-division credits and a maximum of 14 lower division-credits.

Required
AGRI 438EXPLORING WORLD AGRICULTURE2
Global Core
Select 9-12 credits of the following:9-12
*ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE OF PACIFIC NW INDIANS
*COMPARATIVE CULTURES
*EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD
*WORLD FOOD CROPS
*GLOBAL CRISES IN RESOURCE ECOLOGY
*GEOGRAPHY OF THE NON-WESTERN WORLD
*^GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION
GLOBAL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT
*ETHICS
*INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
*INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
External Learning Experience
Select 3-6 credits of the following: 13-6
RESEARCH
INDEPENDENT STUDIES
SPECIAL PROBLEMS
INTERNSHIP
Electives
Select a maximum of 12 credits of approved electives of the following areas of study:12
AEC Applied Economics
AG General Agriculture
AGRI College of Agricultural Sciences
ANS Animal Sciences
BOT Botany and Plant Pathology
CSS Crop and Soil Science
CROP Crop Science
ENT Entomology
FST Food Science Technology
FW Fisheries and Wildlife
HORT Horticulture
RNG Rangeland Ecology and Management
SOIL Soil Science
SUS Sustainability
TOX Toxicology
Total Hours26-32

Minor Code: 477