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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)
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|Restrictions:||PLU applicants only|
|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?:||Yes|
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:
- Round-trip airfare
- Program-related ground transportation
- Some meals
- All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
- International emergency medical insurance
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Meals not included in the itinerary
- Cost of individual recreation
- Laundry and personal expenses
- Telephone/Internet charges
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