Core Requirements

 
  
Core Graduation Requirement Summary
Mathematics and Science
Written and Oral Communication
Humanities and/or Social Sciences
Multicultural Awareness
Capstone Course or Experience
International Understanding
Transfer and Advanced Placement Credit
For more information - MAJORS
For more information - MINORS

Multicultural Awareness (3 credits) and
International Understanding (9 credits)

Multicultural Awarness  (3 credits)

Revised August 20, 2012

All undergraduate plans of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture must include a minimum of three credits of multicultural awareness selectives.

Students must broaden their awareness of the United States domestic, multicultural environment. The objective of the multicultural awareness component of the core curriculum is to stimulate students to become aware of self and others to be better prepared for the workplace and participatory citizenship.

This requirement may be fulfilled through:

  • (3) AGR 20100 (Communicating Across Culture). The AGR 20100 course coordinator and lead instructor will be the assistant dean and director of the College of Agriculture Office of Diversity Programs. The course coordinator is responsible for validating the competency of faculty members responsible for laboratory sections. AGR 20100 credits may be used to fulfill written and oral communication, social science and humanities, or departmental requirements.
  • Selection from the multicultural selectives course list. All courses must go through a validation process to be added to the list. Courses that include multicultural awareness components developed by College of Agriculture departments will follow this process.
  • (0) AGR 49600 ( Multicultural Professional Experience). Successful completion of an approved non-credit multicultural awareness work experience (AGR 49600) of a minimum of 4 weeks duration may be used in lieu of three credits of multicultural awareness electives to fulfill the multicultural awareness requirement. The assistant dean for diversity will be the instructor of record for AGR 49600. Course proposals that address the learning objectives of the experience and define how the culture in which the immersion will take place is different from their native culture will be evaluated for approval by the assistant dean for diversity. Approval is required as a condition for registration.

Multicultural Awareness Selectives

Additional courses may be added to this list via approval by the Agricultural Faculty Curriculum and Student Relations Committee that the course syllabus meets the objective of the multicultural requirement in the College of Agriculture. The objective of the multicultural awareness component of the core curriculum is to stimulate students to become aware of self and others to be better prepared for the workplace and participatory citizenship. Students are encouraged to explore coursework outside their own culture.

Courses listed in red are not currently offered.

  • (3) AAS 27100 (Introduction to African American Studies)
  • (3) AAS 27700 (African American Pop Culture)
  • (3) AAS 37000 (Black Women Rising)
  • (3) AAS 37100 (The African American Experience)
  • (3) AAS 37500 (The Black Family)
  • (3) AAS 37600 (The Black Male)
  • (3) AAS 37700 (African American Sexuality and Society)
  • (3) ANTH 20500 (Human Cultural Diversity)
  • (3) ANTH 23000 (Gender Across Cultures)
  • (3) ANTH 30300 (Gender Across Culture)
  • (3) ANTH 37900 (Indians of North America)
  • (3) ANTH 48200 (Sexual Diversity in Global Perspectives)
  • (3) ANTH 57800 (Peoples of Middle America)
  • (3) ASAM 24000 (Introduction to Asian American Studies)
  • (3) CDFS 30100 (Families in a Multicultural Society)
  • (3) COM 30300 (Intercultural Communication)
  • (3) COM 32800 (Diversity at Work: A Rhetorical Approach)
  • (3) COM 36800 (Sociolinguistic Study of African American English)
  • (3) COM 37600 (Communication and Gender)
  • (3) COM 38100 (Gender and Feminist Studies in Communication)
  • (3) EDCI 28500 (Multiculturalism and Education)
  • (3) ENGL 25700 (Literature of Black America)
  • (3) ENGL 35400 (Asian American Literature)
  • (3) ENGL 35800 (Black Drama)
  • (3) ENGL 36000 (Gender and Literature)
  • (3) ENTR 47000 (Women and Leadership)
  • (3) HIST 35400 (Women in America to 1870)
  • (3) HIST 36500 (Women in America )
  • (3) HIST 36600 (Hispanic Heritage of the United States)
  • (3) HIST 37500 (Women in America Since 1870)
  • (3) HIST 37700 (History and Culture of Native America)
  • (3) HIST 39600 (The Afro-American to 1865)
  • (3) HIST 39800 (The Afro-American since 1865)
  • (3) HK 22600 (Contemporary Women's Health)
  • (3) IDIS 27100 (African American Experience)
  • (3) IDIS 27100 (Introduction to African American Studies)
  • (3) IDIS 27700 (African American Pop Culture)
  • (3) IDIS 28000 (Women's Studies: An Introduction)
  • (3) IDIS 33000 (Introduction to Jewish Studies)
  • (3) IDIS 37000 (Black Women Rising)
  • (3) IDIS 37500 (Black Family)
  • (3) IDIS 37600 (African American Male)
  • (3) IDIS 38000 (Gender and Multiculturalism)  
  • (3) IDIS 48100 (Women of Color in the United States)
  • (3) JWST 33000 (Introduction to Jewish Studies)
  • (3) OLS 49900 (Women and Work)
  • (3) PHIL 20600 (Philosophy of Religion) [Must have been completed prior to June, 2011.]
  • (3) PHIL 22500 (Philosophy of Women)
  • (3) PHIL 24200 (Philosophy, Culture and the African American Experience)
  • (3) PHIL 33000 (Religions of the East)
  • (3) PHIL 33100 (Religions of the West)
  • (3) POL 22200 (Women, Politics and Public Policy)
  • (3) POL 32600 (Black Political Participation in America )
  • (3) POL 36000 (Women and the Law)
  • (3) POL 45600 (African American Political Thought)
  • (3) PSY 23900 (The Psychology of Women)
  • (3) PSY 33500 (Stereotyping and Prejudice)
  • (3) PSY 36800 (Children's Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective)
  • (3) REL 23000 (Religions of the East)
  • (3) REL 23100 (Religions of the West)
  • (3) SOC 22000 (Social Problems)
  • (3) SOC 31000 (Racial and Ethnic Diversity)
  • (3) SOC 35600 (Hate and Violence)
  • (3) SOC 36700 (Religion in America)
  • (3) SOC 45000 (Gender Roles in Modern Society)
  • (3) SPAN 23500 (Mexican and Latino Culture)
  • (3) WOST 28000 (Women's Studies: An Introduction)
  • (3) WOST 38000 (Gender and Multiculturalism)
  • (3) WOST 38100 (Women of Color in the United States)
  • (3) WOST 38300 (Women and Work)
  • (3) WOST 48000 (Feminist Theory)
  • (3) WOST 48200 (Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality: Scholarship on Lesbian and Gay Issues)
  • (2-3) YDAE 38500 (Urban Service-Learning) 




Revised August 20, 2012

International Understanding  (9 credits)

All undergraduate plans of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture must include a minimum of nine credits from the international understanding selectives list on this page, or equivalent study abroad programs, international travel courses, or international work experiences. Six credits are required in programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering degree.

International understanding selective credits may be used to fulfill written and oral communication, social sciences and humanities, or departmental requirements.

In today's rapidly changing international environment, students must broaden their understanding and appreciation of the historic, cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity of the world's peoples, while enhancing their ability to interact effectively with people from other cultures. The objective of the international understanding component of the core curriculum is to stimulate students to explore the world and responsibly apply their learning and knowledge to global challenges.

Study Abroad Programs or International Travel Courses

In lieu of including nine or more credits of international understanding selectives in a plan of study, students may partially or totally fulfill the international understanding requirements by earning credits in an approved study abroad program or international travel course.

Regardless of the academic discipline, all credits earned in an approved study abroad program or international travel course may be used toward the nine-credit international understanding requirement.

International Work Experience

Successful completion of an approved noncredit international work experience (AGR 49500) may be used as follows:

  • An experience of 4-7 weeks may be used in lieu of three credits of international understanding selectives to fulfill the international understanding requirement.
  • A minimum eight-week summer session experience may be used in lieu of six credits of international understanding selectives to fulfill the international understanding requirement.
  • An academic semester experience may be used in lieu of nine credits of international understanding selectives.

Total number of credits required for graduation are not reduced when students fulfill international understanding requirements through participation in approved noncredit international work experiences.

Military Service in Other Countries

Military service in other countries may be used as follows:

  • Documented military service of 4-7 weeks may be used in lieu of three credits of international understanding selectives to fulfill the international understanding requirement.
  • Documented military service in other countries equivalent to an eight-week summer session may be used in lieu of six credits of international understanding selectives to fulfill the international understanding requirement.
  • Documented military service in other countries equivalent to an academic semester may be used in lieu of nine credits of international understanding selectives.

Total number of credits required for graduation are not reduced when students fulfill international understanding requirements through military service in other countries.

Foreign Citizens

Foreign citizens who have lived in their native country prior to enrolling at Purdue University fulfill the College of Agriculture International Understanding core requirement.

International Understanding Selectives

International understanding electives include all courses offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and those listed below. Proposed additions to this list may be submitted to the Agricultural Faculty Curriculum and Student Relations Committee for consideration. Contact your academic advisor.

Courses listed in red are not currently offered.

(1-4) All Foreign Languages and Literatures courses

  • (3) AGEC 25000 (Economic Geography of World Food and Resources)
  • (3) AGEC 34000 (International Economic Development)
  • (3) AGEC 45000(International Agricultural Trade)
  • (3) AGEC 49800 (Afghanistan Development Challenges)
  • (1-3) AGR 49300 (Special Topics in International Agriculture)
  • (0) AGR 49500 (International Professional Experience in Agriculture, Food, or Natural Resources)
  • (3-15) AGR 49700 (Agricultural Study Abroad)
  • (3) AGRY 28500 (World Crop Adaptation and Distribution)
  • (1-3) AGRY 35000 (Global Awareness)
  • (3) AGRY 39900 (Afghanistan Development Challenges)
  • (3) AGRY 39900 (Exploring International Agriculture)
  • (3) AGRY 57000 (Agronomy in International Development)
  • (3) AGRY 59800 (Africian Development Challenges)
  • (3) ANSC 29400 (Exploring International Animal Agriculture)
  • (3) ANSC 29500 (Exploring International Agriculture)
  • (3) ANTH 10000 (Introduction to Anthropology)
  • (3) ANTH 20500 (Human Cultural Diversity)
  • (3) ANTH 39200 (Globalization and Culture)
  • (3) ANTH 57600 (Economic Development and Social Change)
  • (3) ANTH 57800 (Peoples of Middle America)
  • (3) BTNY 20100 (Plants and Civilization)
  • (3) COM 22400 (Communicating in the Global Workplace)
  • (3) COM 42400 (Communication in International Organizations)
  • (3) ECON 37000 (International Trade)
  • (3) ECON 46600 (International Economics)
  • (3) ENGL 26600 (World Literature: From the Beginnings to 1700 A.D.)
  • (3) ENGL 26700 (World Literature: From 1700 A.D. to the Present)
  • (3) FNR 23000 (The World's Forests and Society)
  • (3) FNR 46000 (International Natural Resources Summer Program)
  • (3) FNR 48800 (Global Environmental Issues)
  • (3) HIST 24000 ( East Asia and Its Historic Transition)
  • (3) HIST 24100 (East Asia in the Modern World)
  • (3) HIST 24300 (South Asian History and Civilizations)
  • (3) HIST 24500 (Middle East History and Culture)
  • (3) HIST 24600 (Modern Middle East and North Africa)
  • (3) HIST 27100 (Latin American History to 1824)
  • (3) HIST 27200 (Latin American History from 1824)
  • (3) HIST 29000 (Russia: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow)
  • (3) HIST 30000 (Eve of Destruction: Global Crisis and World Organization in the 20th Century)
  • (3) HIST 30200 (History of Horticulture)
  • (3) HIST 32300 (German History)
  • (3) HIST 32400 (Modern France )
  • (3) HIST 34000 (Modern China)
  • (3) HIST 34100 (History of Africa South of the Sahara) 
  • (3) HIST 34200 ( Africa and the West)
  • (3) HIST 34300 (Traditional Japan)
  • (3) HIST 34400 (History of Modern Japan)
  • (3) HIST 34500 (Modern Middle East)
  • (3) HIST 40800 (Dictatorship and Democracy: Europe 1919-1945)
  • (3) HIST 43700 (The History of East Central Europe and the Russian Satellite Areas)
  • (3) HIST 43900 (Communist China)
  • (3) HIST 44100 (Africa in the Twentieth Century)
  • (3) HIST 47200 (History of Mexico)
  • (3) HIST 59500 (The Holocaust and Genocide)
  • (3) HONR 19900 (Malaria: First World Science v. Third World Disease: A Moral Dilemma?)
  • (3) HONR 19900 (Animals in Societies)
  • (3) HONR 29900 (Afghanistan Development Challenges)
  • (3) HORT 30600 (History of Horticulture)
  • (3) HORT 40300 (Tropical Horticulture)
  • (3) HORT 45000 (In The English Landscape: Integrating History, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture)
  • (3) HTM 39800 (Cuisine and Culture Abroad)
  • (3) IDIS 38100 (Contemporary Japanese Women)
  • (3) LA 16600 (History and Theory of Landscape Architecture)
  • (3) LA 45000 (In The English Landscape: Integrating History, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture)
  • (3) PHIL 11000 (Introduction to Philosophy)
  • (3) PHIL 33000 (Religions of the East)
  • (3) PHIL 33100 (Religions of the West)
  • (3) POL 13000 (Introduction to International Relations)
  • (3) POL 14100 (Governments of the World)
  • (3) POL 23100 (Introduction to United States Foreign Policy)
  • (3) POL 23200 (Contemporary Crises in International Relations)
  • (3) POL 23500 (International Relations Among Rich and Poor Nations)
  • (3) POL 23700 (Modern Weapons and International Relations)
  • (3) POL 29000 (Russia: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow)
  • (3) POL 30300 (Comparative Politics)
  • (3) POL 30400 (Israel and World Politics)
  • (3) POL 32200 (Science and World Politics)
  • (3) POL 32700 (Global Green Politics)
  • (3) POL 34200 (Government and Politics in Communist Successor States)
  • (3) POL 34400 (Introduction to the Politics of the Third World )
  • (3) POL 34500 (West European Democracies in the Post-Industrial Era)
  • (3) POL 34700 (Introduction to Latin American Politics)
  • (3) POL 34800 (East Asian Politics)
  • (3) POL 43300 (International Organization)
  • (3) POL 43400 (United States Foreign Policy, Central America and the Caribbean)
  • (3) POL 43500 (International Law)
  • (3) POL 44200 (Government and Politics in Russia)
  • (3) POL 44400 (Introduction to African Politics)
  • (3) POL 44500 (Politics of France and Germany)
  • (3) POL 44700 (The British Political System and the Commonwealth of Nations)
  • (3) POL 44900 (Japanese Political Economy)
  • (3) REL 23000 (Religions of the East)
  • (3) REL 23100 (Religions of the West)