This course provides an
multidisciplinary perspective on food security and resources. Focus will be case studies that represent different regions of the world with special emphasis on the changing conditions for
tropical agriculture. The case studies, discussed in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, will help students gain knowledge and understanding of regional variations of
food security and resources, sustainable development and economic growth
throughout the world.
This is a three-week, three-credits course that offers units on social and demographic changes, the physical environment, global climate change, economic systems and global trade. Purdue partners with the University of Caldas, UC, and the Technological University of Pereira, UTP.
The first week is held in Pereira at the UTP and the second week is in Manizales at the UC. During these two weeks, Purdue students have access to course materials such as PowerPoint slides with class notes, course programs and reading materials in English while their instruction will be in both English and Spanish.
The third week will be back on Purdue's campus with Purdue students and faculty as well as the Colombian students and their faculty for Team presentations and complementary activities. The joint teams’ multimedia project will be shown via video-conference to other students and professors in UTP and Caldas. There will be an extra week to finish a written paper (in English for Purdue students).
This is a bilingual, technology intensive course,
Fluency is NOT Required.
Cost: $3,000 [estimate] includes all Expenses– All Students eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship from Purdue