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UW in Scotland Courses: Past Courses

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Summer 2019: Scottish Rural Spaces: From Ancient Fields and Forests to Modern Food Systems

Students immersed in Scottish rural culture, weaving together themes from economics, business, food science, marketing, tourism and entrepreneurship, with subthemes from music, history, literature and art.

Courses:

  • 4152-01: Marketing the Land and Selling the Brand
  • 4152-02: Succeeding in Scottish Rural Development and Tourism

Led by Mariah Ehmke (Agricultural Economics) and Cole Ehmke (Extension)

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Summer 2018: Wyoming in Scotland

Students took a tour in time from 1750-2050. Back to the Future they went, beginning with the premier storyteller of his time, Walter Scott, at his “flibbertigibbet of a house,” Abbotsford. There are stories of coalmines and salt pans, technological innovation and invention, tales of forests lost and regrown. This class traveled from crofter’s field to church crypt, from river path to mountain top to ask, “What happened here?” And how is this political and physical landscape in flux? The course explored the cultural and environmental histories and futures of Scotland, with emphasis on contemporary energy and sustainable systems from the community to the national scale.

Courses:

  • 4152-01: Inspiration, Imagination, Innovation
  • 4152-02: Earth, Energy and Culture in Scotland

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