Introduction to International Agriculture (3) Ag in developing countries; contemporary crucial issues in global agriculture; emphasizing hunger and food security.
INTAG 100 Introduction to International Agriculture (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
This class focuses on agriculture in developing countries and frames this focus with a discussion of contemporary crucial issues facing agriculture on a global scale, emphasizing global hunger and food security.
The primary goal of the course is to inform students about international agriculture, challenging them to think critically and independently about agricultural issues and development, to generate global citizens who are more aware and conversant on important contemporary challenges in the global food, agriculture, and natural resource systems.
The objectives of this course are to acquaint students with: (1) the range of cutting edge issues that play an important role in international agricultural development; (2) information and conceptual frameworks of ongoing multi-faceted debates concerning the global food, agriculture and natural resource systems; (3) the social, cultural and ecological systems that shape human decisions about land use in various areas of the world.
This class will primarily focus on agriculture in developing countries and frame this focus within a discussion of contemporary crucial issues facing food, agriculture and natural resources on a global scale. Specific emphasis will be placed on debates concerning global hunger and food security. Several examples from around the world will be included.
Class will take a variety of formats, including formal lectures from INTAG 100 staff and guest lecturers, videos, lab and site visits, student presentations and class discussion time.
The course is part of the International Agriculture minor, and satisfies two General Education requirements. Evaluation consists of group presentations, short papers and exams. The course is offered once every academic year.
General Education: GS
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Summer 2013
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.