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Fact Sheet:
GPA req.: 3.2
Program Description:
St. Andrews

Date: Fall or Spring Semester
Where: St Andrews, Scotland
Cost: Program fee is $7,000 and includes rail passes, housing, meals, and international health insurance
Deadline to apply: 3/15 for Fall application and 10/15 for Spring application

Courses Offered
Courses vary each semester depending on the traveling professor.

Additionally, students will select courses from the St Andrews catalogue, which is updated yearly. The list of courses offered at St Andrews that have pre-approvals are dependent upon the St Andrews course catalogue, which can be found at the following website -

Program Description
During the Baylor in St Andrews program, students will live and study at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The European-style courses will develop each student's academic skills.

As a group semester abroad program, Baylor in St Andrews creates a unique community atmosphere. Participants will travel with other Baylor students and a Baylor faculty member.
The St Andrews semester study abroad program is especially designed for Baylor students who are interested in philosophy and religion and the intersection and manifestations in culture and history. All majors are welcome to apply. St Andrews has an outstanding international reputation and is especially strong in philosophy, religion, the classics history, art history, psychology and the sciences. Academically highly-motivated students in these departments and the Honors College are encouraged to apply.
Only serious students who have completed at least 30 hours at Baylor should apply. Students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA (this will be assessed at the end of each semester). Students must have a clear judicial record or consent to go by Baylor University. The program is limited to 20 students. Applications are accepted after an interview with the program director.

Students will be provided accommodations in the University of St Andrews residence halls. Baylor students will live in various residence halls as rooms are available. Students will not live with other Baylor students. They will room with Scottish and European students.

Almost all of the residence halls are located within the town within walking distance of the classrooms

Fall 2017 Information

Dates: September 8/9 to December 22, 2017

Students will take courses at the University of St Andrews and one course from the program director, Dr. McDaniel.

Dr. Charles McDaniel
Associate Professor, BIC

Director's Course:

BIC 4389: The Moral Ecology of Capitalism
This course explores the development of economic theory and practice in the context of evolving market structures and technological developments that are altering fundamental relationships— owner-asset, investor-community—and challenging assumptions of classical liberalism on which the market system is based. The development of modern capitalism from the period of the Scottish Enlightenment and, in particular, the contributions of David Hume and Adam Smith, is reconsidered in light of the global, “financialized” economy of today. The writings of notable economists such as J. M. Keynes and Milton Friedman will be discussed along with non-orthodox economic thinkers from the Austrian, Neo-institutional and Post-Keynesian schools. Important critiques— both secular and religious—of contemporary economic ethics in the work of development ethicists such as Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, as well as Christian and Islamic “economic theologians” such as William Cavanaugh and Mawlana Mawdudi, bring in diverse perspectives on economic life. A guiding question
for this course is to what extent the contemporary global economy is “morally” consistent with the foundations established in the Scottish Enlightenment.
Spring 2018 Information

Program Dates: Jan 23/24 - May 26, 2018

Director Information TBA

Future program dates
Fall 2018: September 7/8 - December 21, 2018
Spring 2019: January 22/23 - May 24, 2019

Program Coordinator
Lexi English
Hankamer Academic Center, Suite 160.12

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/15/2017
Rolling Admission 09/05/2017 12/23/2017
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 10/15/2017 01/25/2018 05/25/2018

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