Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources

Program:
Minor in Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources
Program Code:
5434 Applied Dev Intl Agr Nat Res
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS18
End Term:
FS18
Department:
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources

This minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs and is designed for students who have an interest in applied development in international agriculture and natural resources. It seeks to increase student understanding of global agriculture, particular agriculture-related problems and issues in developing and developed nations, and issues related to sustainability and stewardship of the Earth. Students who complete this minor will gain knowledge and experience relevant for careers in international agriculture, international development, and related fields.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and James Madison College in cooperation with the Departments of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Animal Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and Fisheries and Wildlife, and the College of Social Science in cooperation with the Department of Geography participate in the Minor in Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences is the primary administrative unit.

The student’s program of study for the minor must be approved by the advisor of the Minor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences  or James Madison College in advance and in writing. With the approval of the department that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources

The student must meet the requirements specified below:

1. Both of the following courses (5 credits):
CSS 294 Issues in International Agriculture 1
MC 430 Applied International Development 4
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ANS 480 Animal Systems in International Development 3
CSS 431 International Agricultural Systems 3
FW 481 Global Issues in Fisheries and Wildlife 3
ANS 480 may not be used to fulfill both this requirement and the Education Abroad requirement below.
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ABM 427 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
EEM 260 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
FW 445 Biodiversity Conservation Policy and Practice 3
GEO 410 Geography of Food and Agriculture 3
HNF 406 Global Foods and Culture 3
MC 320 Politics, Society, and Economy in the Third World 4
MC 450 International Environmental Law and Policy 3
4. Complete 3 credits in an Education Abroad, International Internship, or International Research Experience with approval by the advisor for the minor.
5. Complete 3 or 4 credits in a foreign language, an additional Education Abroad, International Internship or International Research Experience, or additional elective course from items 2. and 3. above with approval by the advisor for the minor.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources, MNUN (5434)

Required Credits: 17    Program Version: FS18

Requirement 1: Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Issues in International Agriculture
Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Issues in International Agriculture: 1 course from CSS294

Requirement 2: Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Applied International Development
Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Applied International Development: 1 course from MC430

Requirement 3: Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Required Elective 1
Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Required Elective 1: 1 course from ANS480, CSS431, FW481

Requirement 4: Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Required Elective 2
Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Required Elective 2: 1 course from ABM427, EEM260, FW445, GEO410, HNF406, MC320, MC450

Requirement 5: Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - International Experience
Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - International Experience: 3 credits from Education Abroad, International Internship, or International Research Experience with approval by the advisor for the minor

Requirement 6: Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Foreign Language
Minor - Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Foreign Language: 1 course from foreign language, an additional Education Abroad, International Internship or International Research Experience, or additional elective course.

Requirement 7
17 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.