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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 $7,500 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. Fall 2016 was hosted by a Religion professor, Spring 2017 will be hosted by a Political Science professor, and Fall 2017 will be hosted by a BIC professor. 

Additionally, students will select courses from the St Andrews catalogue, which is updated yearly. The list of foreign 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 7 to December 23

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 2017 Information

Dates: January 17th to May 20th, 2017

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

Dr. Dwight D. Allman
Associate Professor: Department of Political Science

Dwight D. Allman (PhD, University of Chicago) has expertise in political theory and philosophy. He teaches a broad selection of courses in both ancient and modern political thought. His scholarship focuses on ancient Greek and modern German social-political thought, with publications on Plato, Augustine, Nietzsche, and democratic citizenship. He is currently completing a book, Plato’s Noble Citizen: The Civic Drama of the ‘Apology of Socrates’ and ‘Crito.’ Recently, he introduced a Politics and Film class into Baylor’s mini-mester curriculum, “The Good Citizen in American Film and Popular Culture.”
He is married to Wendy West Allman (PhD, Berkeley). The Allmans have two sons, Anthony (19) and Sebastian (14); the family will participate in the semester at St. Andrews.

Director's Courses:
LF1112: Scottish Hiking
BIC 4389: Capstone Course
PSC 4373: Seminar in Political Philosophy: The Scottish Enlightenment & the American Founding

This class will explore the influence on the American Founding of leading figures in the Scottish Enlightenment, including David Hume, Francis Hutcheson, Thomas Reid, and Adam Smith. In addition, the class will take up the writings of James Wilson, a St. Andrews’ graduate who would arrive in Philadelphia in 1765, play a key role in the American Founding, and become one of the original justices of the Supreme Court. We will utilize both resources and faculty connected to the James Wilson Doctoral Program in Constitutional Studies at St. Andrews to enrich our study. Moreover, we will supplement our classroom study with visits to historical sites connected to the important figures of the Enlightenment.

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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