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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Certificate Programs International Agriculture/Environment Certificate (21–23 credits)  

International Agriculture/Environment Certificate (21–23 credits)

The International Agriculture/Environment Certificate Program has been designed as a supplement to the various academic majors at Rutgers, especially those at Cook College pertaining to agriculture, food, and the environment. Courses selected from several curricula provide a better understanding of the relationship between these areas and social, cultural, historical, political, and economic factors as they relate to human issues. In short, the academic major provides the knowledge and skill base and the certificate program helps to establish a global perspective. This option should be particularly useful to students in applied science fields who wish to pursue careers in the international arena.

In consultation with their academic advisers and the international environmental studies curriculum coordinator, interested students should select a sequence of courses, one from each of three subject areas (I, II, III), that relate to a particular topic such as agriculture, health, food, or environmental management. The program also requires foreign language training (IV) and practical experience (V). In addition, Cook College courses that offer an international focus are listed following the certificate program. Students are encouraged to consider these as they select courses to fulfill major and elective requirements.

The International Agriculture/Environment Certificate Program is designed to serve Cook College and other Rutgers students who wish to supplement their majors by expanding their understanding of issues and challenges faced in the international arena. The certificate program is administered through the international environmental studies curriculum. Interested students should consult with their advisers and Dr. George E.B. Morren, Cook Office Building, Room 208, 932-9153, ext. 315, or

I. Geography and Physical Environment (3)

Courses whose subject matters focus primarily on environmental and other kinds of physical or biotic systems and problems characteristic of a region, world area, or habitat outside of the United States, or use such bases for assessing human issues.

11:015:401 Colloquium: Earth System Science (3)

11:015:492 Tropical Agriculture (3)

11:374:101 Introduction to Human Ecology (3)

11:374:301 Environment and Development (3)

01:450:101 Earth Systems (3)

01:450:102 Transforming the Global Environment (3)

01:450:211 Conservation and Use of Natural Resources (3)

01:450:311 Natural Hazards and Disasters (3)

11:670:202 Elements of Climatology (3)

II. Historical-Cultural (3)

Courses that focus primarily on comparative, historical, and/or sociocultural factors in examining issues related to environment, food, health, population, or agriculture.

01:070:307 Medical Anthropology (3)

11:374:211 Rural Communities (3)

11:374:223 Urban Society and Environment (3)

11:374:269 Population, Resources, and Environment (3)

11:374:308 Human Ecology of Maritime Regions (3)

11:374:312 Environmental Problems in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

11:374:314 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (3)

11:374:331 Culture and Environment (3)

11:374:341 Social and Ecological Aspects of Health and Disease (3)

01:450:205 World Cultural Regions (3)

III. Political Economy (3)

Courses that focus primarily on the international or comparative political and/or economic institutions and their dynamics.

11:015:430 World Food Problems: Scientific Solutions (3)

11:373:371 Food Health and Safety Policy (3)

11:374:102 Global Environmental Processes and Institutions (3)

11:374:220 Rural Development (3)

11:374:313 Environmental Policy and Institutions (3)

11:374:315 International Environmental Policy (3)

01:790:102 Introduction to International Relations (3)

01:790:210 Comparative Politics (3)

IV. Foreign Language (6-8)

Completion of at least two terms of foreign language at the intermediate or advanced level.

V. Practical Experience (6)

Relevant research, at home or abroad, overseas work, study and travel, employment or a combination of these focused on international environment, agriculture, food, and the like. Credits are gained through registration for curricular independent study, field study, research, and practicum courses or cooperative education at Cook College.

"International" Courses at Cook College

"International" courses at Cook College are those courses offered by the faculty that consider issues in comparative or global terms and contribute explicitly to international understanding in relation to human welfare.

Such courses may include consideration of (1) the social, cultural, biological, physical, and other institutional characteristics of nations and societies; and (2) the interrelationships between and among nations and societies.

The following Cook College courses currently meet the definition and criteria, in addition to those listed above:

11:015:101 Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment (2)

11:015:494 Tropical Agriculture and Natural Resources Field Study (3)

11:067:142 Animal Science (3)

11:370:406 Medical and Veterinary Entomology (3)

11:372:202 Environmental Issues in the United States (3)

11:372:231 Fundamentals of Environmental Planning (3)

11:372:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3)

11:372:371 Air-Photo Interpretation (3)

11:372:384A Systems Approach to Environmental and Agricultural Issues (3)

11:373:101 Economics, People, and Environment (3)

11:375:321 Environmental Pollution in International Perspective (3)

11:375:462 Soil Classification and Survey (4)

11:554:305 Ideas of Nature (3)

11:670:210 Meteorological Analysis I (1.5)

11:704:317 Conservation Ecology (3)

11:709:255 Nutrition and Health (3)

11:709:363 World Food Customs and Nutrition (3)

11:776:330 Conservation Vegetation (3)

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