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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies in Agriculture Minor

Requirements for the Minor (15 credits)

A. Basic Requirements

  • Credit in a foreign lanugage through the fourth course (and one conversation course, if offered).
  • In most cases, the language studied must be one spoken in the country or region in which the overseas experience is completed.
  • Students whose overseas experience is an English-speaking country may meet the language requirement by studying any foreign language.
  • Students whose overseas experience is in a country whose language is not taught at Purdue may substitute any other lanugage spoken in that region of the world.
  • Fifteen credits of coursework with an international focus (See Below).
  • At least six credits of this coursework should focus on the country/region of the student’s overseas experience.
  • Additional language courses can be used only if they are nonlinguistic in nature (i.e., literature, culture, etc).
  • A minimum of six credits should be completed outside of the College of Agriculture.
  • At least eight weeks abroad participating in an approved study abroad, cooperative work experience, internship, or cultural exchange.
  • Completion and presentation of a summary paper in a seminar format which assimilates all components of the International Studies Minor.

B. Selective Courses (15 credits)


  • Credits earned via a Purdue approved Study Abroad Program can be used as long as they fulfill the basic requirements listed above. Namely, focus on the country/region, etc.
  • Departmental permission is required to enroll in this minor. Please contact Tim Kerr in Room 121 of the Agricultural Administration Building.
  • Students must have their Plan of Study approved a minimum of six months prior to graduation.


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