This course provides an international and 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, however Spanish
is NOT Required.
Cost: $2100 [estimate] includes all Expenses–
All Students eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship from Purdue