This course provides an international and multidisciplinary perspective
on food security and resources. Focus will be case studies that
represent different regions of the world with special emphasis on the
changing conditions for tropical agriculture. The case studies,
discussed in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, will help
students gain knowledge and understanding of regional variations of food
security and resources, sustainable development and economic growth
throughout the world.
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This is a three-week, three-credits course that offers units on social
and demographic changes, the physical environment, global climate
change, economic systems and global trade. Purdue partners with the
University of Caldas, UC, and the Technological University of Pereira,
UTP. The first week is held in Pereira at the UTP and the second week is in
Manizales at the UC. During these two weeks, Purdue students have
access to course materials such as PowerPoint slides with class notes, course
programs and reading materials in English while their instruction will
be in both English and Spanish. The third week will be back on
Purdue's campus with Purdue students and faculty as well as the Colombian
students and their faculty for Team presentations and complementary
activities. The joint teams’ multimedia project will be shown via
video-conference to other students and professors in UTP and Caldas.
There will be an extra week to finish a written paper (in
English for Purdue students).
This is a bilingual, technology intensive
course, however Spanish
is NOT Required.
Cost: $2100 [estimate] includes all Expenses–
All Students eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship from Purdue
Dr. Adriela Fernandez joined the Department of
Agricultural Economics as the Director of Latin American Programming and also
as a Limited Term Lecturer. She teaches AGEC 250: The Economic Geography of
World Food and Resources and the Maymester Study Abroad course: AGEC 498-SA 21258
Food Security and Sustainable Development. Dr. Fernandez is also a Limited Term Lecturer in the
Department of Political Sciences. Her research and teaching center on education
and development in Latin America, in particular the role of international
education in promoting knowledge and development in the Twenty-First Century.
She holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Universidad de Chile in Santiago,
Chile, a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Economy
from Purdue University.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org /// 765.494.4136 /// Krannert 584
"The sights, sounds, and tastes of
Colombia were unforgettable, but collaborating and building
relationships with others coming from completely different angles than
me was what I am most thankful for." -Daron Wilson, Agricultural Economics
“This experience definitely contributed to my Purdue education. It made
me realize how small the world really is, and that it is possible to
work and get along with people of different cultures to produce
fantastic results. I think if international education is promoted more,
one day international relations between the countries of the world will
be strengthened immensely.” -Jacki K. Howard, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
"The interactive experience of visiting farms complemented the class well and is where I took away the most knowledge. I feel from this experience my Purdue education has taken a new turn and I can easily see myself becoming involved in more international programs and always trying to see things from an alternative perspective. I came away with a better understanding of food security and itnernational practices along with great memories and new friends!"
"The things I learned can't be taught in Class of
50 or Armstrong or Beering. I learned about different cultures and I
experienced that you cannot judge a book by its cover."