AGNR's critical mission in education prepares students to work in internationally focused organizations, whether in the fields of development, food safety, or sustainable agriculture, among others. Below are AGNR courses or programs that include an international component.
Students interested in earning a certificate or minor in studies with an international focus, may find the Programs below will prepare them with in-depth knowledge of challenges facing our world as we strive to feed a population of over 7 billion people.
International Agriculture Certificate Global Poverty minor
Peace Corps Prep is not an AGNR program but courses in the college are eligible for credit in the PCP program.
Global Classrooms are semester courses in which UMD students and students at an international university are connected in an on-line classroom to learn about challenges in other countries. Students work in groups on assignments which aides them in developing cross-cultural understanding and communication skills. A few courses offered since 2019:
- AREC360 Global Agriculture: Developing Extension Education & Agriculture Technologies in Africa
- NFSC230 Global Nutrition Sensitive Food Systems
Agricultural and Resource Economics
AREC 345 Global Poverty and Economic Development
AREC360 Global Agriculture: Developing Extension Education & Agriculture Technologies in Africa
AREC 365 World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies
AREC 433 Food and Agricultural Policy
AREC 447 The Economy of China
Animal and Avian Sciences
HONR268Z Catastrophic animal and human disease outbreaks
Environmental Science and Technology
ENST 100 International Crop Production: Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century
ENST 360 Ecosystem Ecology
ENST 499L Ground Water Use in the Developing World
Nutrition and Food Science
NFSC230 Global Nutrition Sensitive Food Systems
NFSC 425 International Nutrition (has not been offered in several yrs)
Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture
PLSC 125 Feeding Nine Billion by 2050: Food Security and Crop Protection
PLSC 303 Global Food Systems
Study Abroad Courses
UMD has a rich library of study abroad courses that engage students in experiences that combine classroom instruction and hands-on learning. For example, our college has two courses exploring New Zealand, one that focuses on ecosystems and the other on sustainable built environments. Our faculty also teach courses in Peru, Liberia, Italy, among others.
There are generally two kinds of experiences:
- "Student Exchange" is usually a semester long in which the student takes classes full-time. It is like being enrolled at a university. It's a great way to be immersed in a culture.
- "Study Abroad" usually is one class that is 2-3 weeks long for 2-4 credits. The number of credits varies.
Students may consult their advisor and the Education Abroad office for more information.
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