WHAT: Professors Lowry and Showalter will offer Economics 383, Britain in
the International Economy and Business 481, Special Topics, Industrialization which
will travel to Wroxton College in England during January Term 2014. As students
are planning their coursework for January, they may want to include these classes
in their plans.
WHY: Britain's role and involvement in the international economy has a long
and storied history. These courses will trace Britain's place in the global economy,
particularly with emphasis on its articulation with the European Union. Given the
most recent financial and economic challenges facing the EU members, this is an
opportune time to have a first-hand look at the possible solutions.
PREREQUISITES: The prerequisite for ECON 383 and BUSN 481 are permission
of the instructors.
WHEN: We are scheduling the last three weeks in the January Term 2014 at
Wroxton College. Tentatively, we will fly out on the 14th, arrive there on the 15th,
stay at Wroxton through the night of the 29th, and fly out of London on the 30th.
WHAT ELSE: A number of trips away from Wroxton will be included. We plan
to visit the town of Oxford and Oxford University. We also plan to visit Parliament
which includes a tour, speakers, and visits to the galleries of the Houses of Lords
and Commons. We expect to see a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in nearby
Stratford-upon-Avon and spend the day in Stratford, the home of William Shakespeare.
Additionally, we have scheduled trips to Stonehenge, Bath, and Warwick Castle. Other
sites relevant to our studies will be included. Bus service will be provided to
London for the "middle weekend" of our stay in England.
HOW MUCH: The fee will include all travel, lodging, and meals while at Wroxton
College. Lodging during the "middle" weekend in London is included. The student
will be responsible for meals while away from Wroxton. We expect the costs to be
between $3,400 and $3,500 depending on airfare, the number of students, and the
dollar-pound exchange rate.
CLASS SIZE: The class size will be limited to the first 25 students who sign
up for the course. It is important that you express your interest to Professor Lowry
at your earliest convenience. You do not need to make a definite commitment yet,
but if you plan to go you should register for the course. We will provide further
information to all students who express an interest in the course.
If you are interested in more information about this class, please contact:
Dr. George S. Lowry
Dr. Edward D. Showalter
For more information about Wroxton College, please visit
From the U.S., you can call Wroxton College by dialing 011-441-295-730-551. The
Dean of Wroxton College is Dr. Nicholas Baldwin.
Last updated February 26, 2013