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FRE Undergraduate Minors

Food and Resource Economics
Undergraduate Minors

Minors offer students from majors other than Food and Resource Economics the opportunity to benefit from the exciting coursework and opportunities our majors find. Additionally, minors can be used to prepare for graduate school opportunities in Agribusiness, Food and Resource Economics, and professional schools such as Law School. The FRE Department offers the following four minors:

Agricultural and Natural Resource Law

This minor provides a foundation in the laws and regulations that govern agricultural and natural resource industries. It is an ideal choice for those interested in learning more about careers in law and policy.

Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics and Policy

This interdisciplinary minor focuses on ethics, social and political analysis, and the agricultural and natural resource industry.

Management and Sales in Agribusiness

The MSA minor includes 15 hours of coursework focusing on management and sales for agribusinesses, including courses preparing students for the Master of Agribusiness Program.

International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

This highly interdisciplinary minor provides UF students with the foundation, understanding, and knowledge necessary to productively contribute in international nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and public sector organizations involved with international development, human rights, or humanitarian assistance.

Food and Resource Economics minor

The Food and Resource Economics minor includes 15 hours of coursework focusing on economic theory and quantitative skills.

 

 

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Agricultural and Natural Resource Law

Credits: 15

This minor is open to undergraduates from all disciplines who wish to focus on business, environmental, and social regulatory issues related to the production of food, fuel, and fiber.

Required Courses

CoursesCredits
AEB 4085 Agricultural Risk Management and the Law 3
AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3

Choose Nine Credits

CoursesCredits
AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics 3
AEB 4242 International Trade Policy 3
AEB 4283 International Development Policy in Agriculture 3
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management in Agribusiness 3
BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business 4
FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics 3
FOR 4664 Sustainable Ecotourism Development 3
FOS 4731 Government Regulations and the Food Industry 2
WIS 4523 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation 3

Other courses with a focus on policy, law, or business structure can be considered by the advisor for the minor.


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Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics and Policy

Hours: 15 credits

This interdisciplinary minor is available for undergraduate students who wish to augment their technical training in the agricultural and natural resource-related disciplines with selected liberal arts and sciences courses and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences policy-related courses.

The minor also helps to augment business, humanities, journalism or social sciences education with selected courses in CALS pertaining to agricultural and natural resources issues and problems. This minor can serve as additional preparation for careers in education, business, law or politics.

Required Courses

AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics 3
Ethics, Social and Political Analysis 6
Agriculture and Natural Resources 6

Ethics, Social and Political Analysis: take 6 credits

ANT 4403 Environmental and Cultural Behavior 3
ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy (cannot take this and AEB 3450 for credit) 4
EES 3000 Environmental Science and Humanity 3
GEO 3372 Conservation of Resources 3
PAD 4604 Administrative Law and Regulatory Politics 3
PHI 3640 Environmental Ethics 3
PHI 3650 Moral Philosophy 3
PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology 3
PHM 3202 Political Philosophy 3
POT 3001 Introduction to Political Theory 3
POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Policy 3
PUP 3203 Environmental Law and Policy 3
PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology 3

Agriculture and Natural Resources: take 6 credits

AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3
AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3
AEB 4224 U.S. Food and Agricultural Policy 3
AEB 4242 International Trade Policy in Agriculture 3
AEB 4274 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 3
AEB 4283 International Development Policy 3
AEB 4452 Advanced Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3
AEB 4454 Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3
AGG 3501 Environment, Food and Society 3
ALS 3133 Ag and Environmental Quality 3
EES 4050 Environmental Planning and Design 3
FNR 4660C Natural Resource Policy and Administration 3
FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People 3
FOR 3153C Forest Ecology 3
FOS 4731 Government Regulation and the Food Industry 2
WIS 4523 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation 3

 

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Management and Sales in Agribusiness

Hours: 15 credits, all completed with grades of C or better

This minor provides basic understanding and skills in sales and management in agribusiness. The student's academic adviser and the undergraduate coordinator for Food and Resource Economics must approve courses in the minor at least one semester before graduation.

AEB 3103 does not count toward the minor.

Required Courses

AEB 3122 Financial Planning for Agribusiness OR
AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural Finance
3
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management 3
AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing 3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically 3

Take one

AEB 3315 Futures Markets and Risk Management in Agriculture 3
AEB 4138 Advanced Agribusiness Management 3
AEB 4309 Food Wholesaling and Retail Marketing 3
AEB 4342 Agricultural and Food Marketing Management 3
AEB 4343 International Agribusiness Marketing 3
AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in Agriculture 3

 

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International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Credits: 15

Provides the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to contribute productively in nonprofit organizations, private businesses and public-sector organizations involved with international development and humanitarian assistance.

The minor is open to all UF students. Students must earn minimum grades of C in AEB 4282 International Humanitarian Assistance and AEB 4283 International Developmental Policy to continue in the minor.

Required Courses: 9 credits

CoursesCredits
AEB 3671 Comparative World Agriculture 3
AEB 4282 International Human Assistance 3
AEB 4283 International Development Policy 3

Electives: 6 credits

CoursesCredits
AEB 4242 International Trade Policy in Agriculture 3
AFS 4350 HIV / AIDS in Africa 3
AFS 4935 African Studies Interdisciplinary Seminar 3
ANT 4266 Economic Anthropology 3
CPO 4034 Politics in Developing Nations 3
FYC 4409 Working with Nonprofit Organizations in Community Settings 3
GEO 3502 Economic Geography 3
HSC 4624 Trends in International Health 3
INR 3034 Politics of the World Economy 3
INR 4035 Rich and Poor Nations in the International System 3
LAH 3300 Contemporary Latin America 3
LAS 3930 Special Topics in Latin American Studies 3
LAS 4935 Latin American Area Seminar 3
URP 3001 Cities of the World 3
WST 3930 Gender and Development 3

 

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Food and Resource Economics Minor

AEB 3103 does not apply toward the minor.

 

CoursesCredits
AEB 3510 Quantitative Methods in Food and Resource Economics 3
AEB 3550 Agricultural Data Analysis in Food and Resource Economics 3
AEB 42XX Food and Resource Economics policy course 3
AEB 4334 Agricultural Price Analysis and Consumer Behavior 3
AEB elective (any 3000/4000-level course with AEB prefix) 3

 

 

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