Carleton Seminar in Cambridge
Every summer since 1983, a member of the department leads a group of about 24 Carleton students in a program based at the University of Cambridge, the intellectual home of John Maynard Keynes and Alfred Marshall. Courses are taught by the program director and Professor Solomos Solomou, a member of the Cambridge economics faculty. Subject matter often includes the industrial revolution, the contemporary British economy and, in 2016, a course on the cultural history of Britain in the interwar period, especially the Bloomsbury Group. Though the seminar focuses on economics, it is open to all Carleton students. In addition to classroom study, students make a number of excursions to sites of cultural and economic interest. In 2016, the program will begin in Germany as part of the course on the origins of modern growth and the role of World War I in British history. The group will spend 2 weeks in Germany and Belgium and later in the summer will spend a week in Lancashire visiting early industrial revolution sites. The course of study is equal to 18 credits, 12 of which count toward the major."
Martha Paas will be our Summer 2016 Faculty Director