International Agriculture, Minor

Program Code: INTAG_UMNR

Entrance to the Minor

Students may apply for admission to the minor by completing and submitting an application for admission to Office of International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences, 106 Administration Building, University Park campus. A signature from the student's major program adviser is required.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

This minor requires 18 credits and may be combined with any undergraduate major in the University. Some courses require prerequisites not included in the minor. Foreign language competence is highly recommended.

Students are given the option of participating in a semester study abroad program that would be discussed and approved by the INTAG coordinator and the student's academic adviser. Twelve credits maximum can count toward the minor, and should normally only fulfill elective and internationally-oriented experience credits, and not replace prescribed credits for the minor. The semester study abroad program needs to focus on courses within the food, agriculture or natural resources areas.

Students must have six credits of 400-level course work for the minor.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
INTAG 100Introduction to International Agriculture Keystone/General Education Course3
INTAG 490Senior Seminar in International Agriculture3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select three courses from the first two categories (9 credits) and one internationally-oriented experience from the third category (3 credits)
Category 1: Social Sciences
Select up to two courses from this category:3-6
Global Agriculture Education
Agribusiness in the Global Economy
First Farmers Keystone/General Education Course
The Ecology of Traditional Farming
Introduction to Global Health Issues
African Health & Development
Global Health Equity
Development Issues in the Global Context
CED 420
International Community and Economic Development
International Development, Renewable Resources, and the Environment
Food and the Future Environment Keystone/General Education Course
Environment and Society in a Changing World Keystone/General Education Course
Geography of Developing World Keystone/General Education Course
Economic Geography Keystone/General Education Course
Perspectives on Human Geography Keystone/General Education Course
Human Use of Environment
African Resources and Development
Biocultural Perspectives on Public Health Nutrition
Global Nutrition Problems: Health, Science, and Ethics
Elementary Spanish I for Students in the Agricultural Sciences
Elementary Spanish II for Students in the Agricultural Sciences
WMNST 420
Any university language skill development course
Category 2: Natural Sciences
Select up to two courses from this category:3-6
African Biodiversity and Conservation Keystone/General Education Course
The Future of Food
Principles of Integrated Pest Management
The Earth System and Global Change Keystone/General Education Course
ENT 202
ENT 222
Principles of Integrated Pest Management
Environmental Factors and Their Effect on Your Food Supply Keystone/General Education Course
Food Facts and Fads Keystone/General Education Course
Global Change and Ecosystems Keystone/General Education Course
Agroforestry: Science, Design, and Practice
Global Forest Conservation
Geographic Perspectives on Environmental Systems Science Keystone/General Education Course
Agricultural Production and Farming Systems in the Tropics
Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological Control
Environmental Sustainability Keystone/General Education Course
Category 3: International Experience
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Lecture
Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the United States and France: Travel
Foreign Studies
Foreign Studies
Foreign Studies
Foreign Studies
International Food Production
Foreign Studies
Foreign Studies
Foreign Studies
Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Lecture
Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the United States and France: Travel
Foreign Studies
Foreign Studies
Foreign Studies

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Noel Habashy
INTAG Adviser
106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0249
noel@psu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment with Noel Habashy through Starfish.

Contact

University Park

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0249
noel@psu.edu

http://agsci.psu.edu/international/intag