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United Kingdom: Political Economy and the Scottish Enlightenment
Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: College of Business and Economics Best Fit Majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing
Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Faculty-Led
Credits Earned: 3
Program Description:


United Kingdom: Political Economy and the Scottish Enlightenment
ScotlandThis course will survey the development of political economy -- from the predecessors of Adam Smith with application to the present day. Moreover, this survey will occur in the very place that these ideas developed (Edinburgh & London). Students will visit the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London. In addition, they will explore historically significant locales, such as the Scottish Parliament, Royal Exchange, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the National Gallery and the British Parliament. The primary goal of this course is to engender a transformative experience in students by examining the most significant texts in political economy -- all the while – being fully immersed in the historical locations that served to inspire such texts.

Students in the Business & Economics College can apply here for the Robbin's Scholarship.


City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Population: 8.674 million

Information: London, England’s capital, set on the River Thames, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

Places of Interest:
Buckingham Palace
Big Ben
Westminster Abbey

City: Edinburgh

Country: Scotland

Population: 495,360

Information: Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

Places of Interest:
Scottish Parliament
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle



ECON 493 – Special Topics (economics) – 3 credits or
 MIST 493 – Special Topics (management) – 3 credits


Professor Shane Courtland


Program Cost $5,350

WVU course credit
Round-Trip Airfare
Programmatic Academic Excursions
Comprehensive Health and Travel Insurance

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Study Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Office of Student Accounts at (304) 293-4006.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

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