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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

International Agriculture and Natural Resources Certificate

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
0110 Symons Hall, 301-405-2078
www.agnr.umd.edu
tgallman@umd.edu

The Certificate in International Agriculture and Natural Resources is designed to enrich a student's major with a global perspective. The required courses focus on: language instruction; international aspects of the environment, agricultural production, development and sustainability, nutrition, and business; an experience abroad; and a capstone course regarding the student's travel abroad. Any student in good academic standing may participate in the certificate program.

Requirements for Certificate

The certificate requires 19-21 credits that may include courses taken toward other degree and general education requirements. Upon successful completion of the courses, with a grade of "C-" or better in each course and a recommendation of the Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a certificate will be awarded. A notation of the award of the certificate will be included on the student's transcript. In order to receive the certificate, students must have completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree.

Foreign Language
6-8 credits in a foreign language

International Courses
At least 9 credits from the following list of courses, at least 3 of these courses must be in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for students not majoring in a program outside of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources:

ENST100 International Crop Production

ENST440 Crops, Soils, and Civilization

AREC365 World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies

AREC433 Food and Agricultural Policy

BMGT392 Introduction to International Business Management

BMGT390 Competing on Quality in a Global Economy

BSCI365 International Pesticide Problems and Solutions

GEOG434 Agriculture and Rural Development

NFSC425 International Nutrition

AREC445 Agricultural Development, Population Growth, and the Environment

ECON440 International Economics

GVPT306 Global Ecopolitics

GEOG422 Population Geography

Travel Study or Travel Abroad
Three to four credits of travel study or study abroad. Prerequisite: to have completed the foreign language course work. Prerequisite or co-requisite: six credits from the International Courses List. In order to qualify for the certificate, travel study and study abroad experiences require prior approval of Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For approval, travel experience must demonstrate significant learning opportunities in areas related to agriculture and natural resources and cultural immersion.

Travel Study Seminar
1 credit Travel Study Seminar. Prerequisite: completion of the travel study requirement.

This course will require student presentation of their travel experience including a paper, a poster presentation, as well as an oral presentation and discussion.

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