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Explore the development of Great Britain from the stone age to today – from the druids to the Romans to today’s great economy. Visit sites as diverse as a distillery, a woolen mill, roman ruins and one of the great castles and palaces in all of Scotland. Go on a ghost walk, see how people lived in the 1700’s, experience life in a Scottish castle, learn about the lives and history of Scotland and England… and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join a group of UW Oshkosh students and faculty as they...

EXAMINE the philosophical foundations of modern economic theory,

COMPARE original market structures from the middle ages with the industrialized might of modern manufacturing,

EXPLORE the development of economic conditions which paralleled economic theory of the time and

EXPERIENCE places illustrative of economic theory and living history in action.

LIVE in Dalkeith Castle!

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The Summer in England and Scotland trip intertwines coursework on the Social and Economic Development of Great Britain (econ 427) and the Development of Economics (Econ 409). Each student takes both of these upper division courses, enhanced by visits to locations discussed within each course, including visits to London, Stonehenge, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Stirling. We will visit historical sites like castles as well as modern day businesses such as a working distillery. What makes this trip unique is the ability to visit the places where the course content actually took place. For instance, Edinburgh (and to some extent London) is known world-wide as the location of some of the finest thinkers of the 1700’s who gave birth to what became the discipline of Economics; there is nowhere else on the planet better to understand what these thinkers were seeing and living with during their development of economic concepts and the social development of their society than Scotland and England.

Courses: ECON 427/409

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