International Studies MinorThe Purdue University College of Agriculture offers an International Studies in Agriculture minor to all Purdue undergraduate students who wish to develop international competencies beyond the minimum “international understanding” course requirements. The International Studies of Agriculture minor is an academic minor administered by the Purdue College of Agriculture Office of Academic Programs (OAP), in partnership with International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA).
Goals for the minor include:
- Increase the student’s understanding of international agriculture (including, but not limited to food, water, energy, economics, environment, natural resources, health, plants, animals, forestry, and wildlife);
- Prepare students for international facets of their careers and lives through experiences on and off campus;
- Integrate the development of cultural awareness into all on-campus, co-curricular, and study abroad student experiences; and
- Increase the relevance and attraction of students seeking this minor.
This minor directly addresses the College of Agriculture Strategic Plan (2021-2026)
We are ‘global’ in our identity.
- Teaching: Prepare students for tomorrow’s world with breadth and depth
- Engagement: Focused international engagement with partnerships
- Research: Global recognition for driving discovery towards solutions to challenges
Students who complete the International Studies in Agriculture Minor will be able to:
- demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills through successful completion of a project with an international dimension in agriculture
- demonstrate effective cross-cultural international communication, both orally and in written form, about an international topic
- demonstrate the ability to be a global citizen in international and multicultural, locations and groups
- understand the global importance and impact of agriculture
- communicate an appreciation of and respect for cultural diversity, and being able to think critically about the impact that their own cultural identities have on their worldview