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*J-Term Italy | Investigating Environmental and Economic Change in Europe (ECON 215) SO
Cavalese, Italy; Fontecchio, Italy; Genoa, Italy; Matera, Italy; Naples, Italy; Orvieto, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Venice, Italy; Vernazza, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: PLU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
None Class Eligibility: 1.First-Year, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Economics Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective, ENVT Environment and Society, General Education (SO) Program Advisor: Megan Grover
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Karen Travis
PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Program Description:
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Program Overview:
The course uses general principles and themes from economics to investigate how humans adjust to economic and environmental changes brought on by commerce, conquest, technological change and natural evennts such as earthquakes and volcanoes. As we travel through many sites in Italy, we explore the functioning of markets, the role of institutions, and the use of its natural resources, such as the Venetian Lagoon, to its ancient, medieval, and modern economic history. By immersing ourselves in both academic literature and visiting historical sites throughout Italy, we develop first-hand knowledge of the economic and environmental incentives that induced human beings to alter these environments over thousands of years.  

Prerequisite: ECON 101 or instructor permission.

NOTE: Applicants for this study away course are eligible to receive consideration for a need-based Stanley & Teryl Brue Travel Award.  Please contact Dr. Karen Travis for additional information.

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Tentative Program Dates:
January 3-31, 2018

Final Program Fee:

Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Lodging
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
  • International emergency medical insurance
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.