All undergraduate plans of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture must include a minimum of three credits in multicultural awareness electives.
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 themselves and others and to be better prepared for the workplace and participatory citizenship.
AGR 201 - Multicultural Awareness
The AGR 201 course coordinator and lead instructor will be the Assistant Dean and Director of the College of Agriculture Office of Diversity Programs, Dr. Pamala V. Morris. The course coordinator is responsible for validating the competency of faculty members responsible for laboratory sections. AGR 201 credits may be used to fulfill written and oral communications, social science and humanities, or departmental requirements.
YDAE 49100 - Cultivating Cultural Competence in the Field of AgriCULTURE
Today's employers are seeking culturally competent and emotionally intelligent employees who are capable of working in diverse environments. Learn to recognize your own and other's perspectives and effectively adapt behaviors to meet the needs of a diverse society. Gain real world skills that will set you apart from other candidates in the job market. Increase your cultural and emotional intelligence! This 3 credit course consists of 1 weekly lecture and 1 weekly lab session.
AGR 534 - Multicultural Awareness (Work Experience)
Successful completion of the approved non-credit multicultural awareness work experience (AGR 496) 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, Dr. Pamala V. Morris, will be the instructor of record for AGR 496. 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 Dr. Pamala V. Morris. Approval is required as a condition for registration.