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*WKU Faculty Led: Rival Worldviews-Harlaxton
Grantham, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/06/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Length:
Short Term
 Program Type:
Study Abroad
 Housing Options:
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Prerequisite:
 Language Courses Offered:
 Number of Credits:
 Credit Type:
WKU Credit
 Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
 Field of Study:
 Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
WKU Faculty Led
WKU Insurance
 Faculty Leader:
Yager, Ed, Yager, Marie
Program Description:
Karl Marx and John Locke are two of the greatest and most consequential thinkers of modern times.  Each thinker has profoundly influenced the social, economic, and political practices and institutions not only of specific modern states, but of entire civilizations. Thinking and writing a little mHarlaxton Manorore than a century apart, Marx and Locke presented to the world, and continue to present to the world, two profoundly different and rival worldviews affecting our understanding of politics, economics, religion, education, science, and a host of other important topics. 

This course will introduce students to the major corpus of thought articulated by Karl Marx and John Locke.  Primary and secondary source readings will be assigned in advance of the trip in order to devote nearly all of our time in England to site visits, guest lectures, discussion, and reflective essays.

  • PS 431 (Honors) (Graduate)
Harlaxton Manor

  • Graduate student in good standing (Graduate Catalog p.30).
  • Undergraduate students with 3.2 cumulative GPA or good standing in the Honors College.
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.
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