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Adriela Fernandez, AGEC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 494-4136
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 four-week, three-credits course which offers units on social and demographic changes, on the physical environment, global climate change, economic systems, and global trade. Purdue will partner with the University of Caldas, UC, and the Technological University of Pereira, UTP. • The first week will be in Pereira at the UTP, second week is in Manizales at the UC. During these two weeks Purdue Students will have access to the course material: PPT slides with class’s notes, course program, and reading materials in English while their instruction will be in English and Spanish. • The third week will be back at the Purdue campus with Purdue students and faculty and the Colombian students and their faculty for Team’s 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 for finishing the course’s written paper, in English for Purdue students.