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*WKU Faculty Led: Economics Down Under
Christchurch, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; Queenstown, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Cost: Winter
Program Dates:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits:
3, 6
Field of Study:
ECONOMICS
Minimum GPA:
3.2 Program Catagory: WKU Faculty Led
Faculty Leader:
Strow, Brian, Wilson, Dennis
Program Description:
Explore economics in Australia and earn 6 credit hours during the 2017 Winter Term. The two classes will meet several times during the fall semester and culminate with a 19-day study abroad program in several key locations in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia Econ ProgramCourses Offered
  • ECON410:  Economics of Australia
    • Taught by Dr. Brian Strow
    • Course Objectives:
      • Students should understand how economic theory applies to the development of
        economies over time. Students will learn to critically compare and contrast current
        Australian economic institutions with similar US economic institutions. They will gain
        an historical context for why these economic institutions, also evolved from Great
        Britain, evolved differently than they did in the US. Students should also be able to
        incorporate the tools of economic analysis into their own decision-making processes. We
        will witness and discuss the decision methods used by various Australian/ New Zealand
        economic institutions while on our travels.
 
  • ECON 410:  International Sports Economics
    • Taught by Dr. Dennis Wilson
    • Course Objectives:
      • To understand how economic theory applies to the spectator sport industry. In particular, the course will
        cover issues involved in the industrial organization of sports, labor economics, and public finance of sports
        at the professional levels. Students successfully completing this course should leave with an understanding
        of these basic economic concepts and their applicability to real world situations. You should also be able to
        incorporate the tools of economic analysis into your own decision-making processes. We will witness and
        discuss the decision methods used by various Australian organizations while on our travels.

Logistical Considerations
  • A significant portion of the class assignments are due before the departure date.

  • Independent travel (before and/or after the programs start and end date) is permitted, but each participant is required to confirm travel with program leaders since there would be medical insurance requirements.

     



 
This program is currently not accepting applications.