Study Abroad Information for Current Linfield Students
January Term Abroad
ECON-398 Aboriginal and Environmental Economics of Australia
Utilizing firsthand exposure, local expertise, and the tools of economic analysis, this course will examine Aboriginal economics and environmental issues such as water use, pollution, and wildlife management in the Northern Territory and Queensland State of Australia. Students will study how indigenous people organized and conducted traditional economic activities of production and consumption, and see how Aboriginal economic life has adapted to the challenges imposed by western society. Students will also explore how different interests in the region respond to environmental challenges, both in terms of economic activity and policy initiatives.
*For convenience and cost reasons, many of the meals in more remote areas of Australia will be provided by our guides. As a result, each student on this course will be charged $500 to cover food expenses during time in the bush. This charge will be added to the final costs due by December 1, 2012.
As ECON 210 is a prerequisite for this course, it is assumed that students are familiar with the analytical tools covered in the course. Students are also expected to participate in the affiliated IDST 090 – Global Issues Forum course offered in the fall preceding study abroad
Professor Randy Grant
Program Fee: $5000; Estimated Air: $2300
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