Minor in International Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The world is becoming increasingly complex and integrated in nearly every category of human endeavor.  An understanding of how global markets, natural resources, food production, and international trade and cooperation are affected by societies, languages, cultures, and governments is an essential component of a well-rounded 21st century education in AFNR.  To facilitate these studies, the multidisciplinary International AFNR Minor offers academic recognition for achieving a level of expertise in coursework of international focus.

Coursework

  • Fifteen credit hours, selected from the course list below, are required for the minor. 
  • At least 9 of the 15 hours must be approved CAFNR courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. 
  • There is flexibility in choice of the remaining 6 credit hours. 
    • These can be (1) approved CAFNR elective courses, including study abroad, and (2) other MU courses of international focus, including foreign language, as approved by the International Education Committee.
    • Questions should be directed to the Office of Academic Programs (cafnradvising@missouri.edu).
  • Students interested in this minor should complete the online CAFNR minor form located at cafnr.missouri.edu.

Although the focus of this minor is not to add foreign language skills, students are strongly encouraged to invest in language to make themselves more competent in the international arena, to gain a competitive advantage for employment, and to advance their careers overall.

Choose at least 15 hours from the following:
AG_EC 3271International Agricultural Development3
AG_EC 3272International Food Trade and Policy3
AG_EC 3150International Agribusiness3
AG_EC 3230Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy3
AFNR 2190International Agriculture and Natural Resources1-15
AFNR 2191International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Humanities1-6
AFNR 2192International Agriculture/Natural Resources-Social Science1-6
AN_SCI 2110Global Animal Agriculture2
ATM_SC 3600Climates of the World3
F_S 2195Grapes and Wines of the World3
F_S 3190Study Abroad: International Meat, Dairy and Enology3
or F_S 3190H Study Abroad: International Meat, Dairy and Enology - Honors
F_W 3090International Studies in Conservation1-5
FOREST 4385Agroforestry I: Theory, Practice and Adoption3
HSP_MGMT 4200Destination Management3
P_R_TR 2082Domestic and International Sports Environment1
RU_SOC 3235Global Perspectives and Realities3
SOIL 4320Genesis of Soil Landscapes4