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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies in Agriculture Minor

15-31 credits

The basic requirements for completing the minor are:

  • 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.
  • Complation and presentation of a summary paper in a seminar format which assimilates all components of the International Studies Minor.

Required Courses

(15 credits)

All/any credits earned via a Purdue approved Study Abroad Program


Departmental permission is required to enroll in this minor. Please contact Tim Kerr in Room 121 of the Agricultural Administration Building.

In order to earn the International Studies Minor, students should have their Plan of Study approved a minimum of six months prior to graduation.