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London

January 2 - 18, 2019

Comprehensive fee of $3,950 includes

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Tuition for your 3-credit course AND textbooks (yes!) 
  • A half-day guided city tour, full London guidebook, and a public transportation pass for the length of your stay so you can enjoy your newfound knowledge of the city
  • International Student Identity Card
  • Class-related excursions and site visits to museums, galleries, sites of historical and cultural interest, and more!

Choose one of these terrific Gen Ed / BCC courses: 

–AST 300 Astronomy: Our Glimpse of the Cosmos (Gen Ed TS, BCC NS)  Sorry, closed.

–ENG 302  Travel Writing (Gen Ed C2 / BCC W2)

–CIV 101 Western Civilization (Gen Ed WC, BCC MI)

Dr. John Nielsen, Department of History

CIV 101 in London takes advantage of the many resources in London and southern England to examine the emergence and development of Western Civilization from prehistory to early modernity. The British Museum holds one of the world's best collections of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek artifacts. More importantly, London and southern England are filled with sites that allow students to engage first-hand with the histories of the Roman Empire, the growth of Christianity, the Norman conquest and the Middle Ages, the struggle between the Roman Catholic Church and the English monarchy at Canterbury, the foundation of one of the first universities at Oxford, the Protestant Reformation in Tudor England, and the emergence of a middle class as witnessed in Chaucer and Shakespeare.

–ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, And Communities (Gen Ed CD / BCC WC)

Dr. Patricia Nugent, Department of Teacher Education

Explore the issues of culturally responsive teaching as you experience the sights, sounds and streets of London, UK. In this Gen. Ed. (CD); Core Curriculum (GP, WC) course, you will be challenged to investigate the socialization and enculturation of learners in the context of their families, communities, and cultures while visiting many sites including the British Museum and a boarding school. The awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity, whether resulting from cultural or ability differences while placing emphasis on the teacher's role in involving, educating, and communicating with parents as partners in the educational process will be addressed. Professional advocacy that supports an inclusionary, multicultural, antiracist, democratic, non-sexist, and global curriculum will be analyzed.

LAS 300  Belief Systems: Truth versus Proof  (BCC MI)  Sorry, closed.

Dr. Mat Timm, Department of Mathematics

Why do we humans believe what we believe?  How do we form individual beliefs into coherent systems and how can we determine the relationship between belief and truth within these systems?  Mathematicians, logicians, and philosophers have been intrigued by these questions for several centuries and have developed techniques we can use to provide answers to them.  How can we use these techniques to provide insight into, for example, the societies of the builders and users of Stonehenge or the development of European thought during the Enlightenment?  How to these techniques help us understand the development of mathematics and other belief systems?  Visits to Stonehenge, the British Museum's Enlightenment Room, and the Winton Gallery of the London Science Museum will help frame our discussions of belief, truth, and proof. 

LAS 325  U.S.-British Relations (BCC GP / GS) -- or, for majors, PLS 492 or IS 475

Dr. Christopher Jones, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This course will examine the development and present state of the 'special relationship' between Great Britain and the United States. The historian Paul Johnson called it the "cornerstone of the modern democratic world order." Our introductory inquiry will probe the relationship through the changing power roles of both countries in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Case study exercises and a range of issues -- terrorism, trade, diplomacy, culture, military and intelligence cooperation, NATO, and the European Union -- will be used to explore the varying dimensions of the complex Anglo-American relationship. London's location will enhance the study of this subject through access to the British journalists and scholars as well as field trips, which may include the U.S. Embassy, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, London School of Economics and Political Science, and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

RLS 331  Religions of the Eastern World (Gen Ed NW, BCC WC)  Sorry, closed. 

Dr. Dan Getz, Department of Religious Studies

THE 131  Introduction to Theatre (Gen Ed/BCC  FA) or for majors, THE 494: Theatre Expedition

Note: requires $250 surcharge for theatre tickets (and worth every penny!)

Dr. Chad Lowell, Department of Theater Arts

The legendary London Theatre class returns! 

AND COURSES FOR MAJORS, INTERESTED OTHERS, AND GRADUATE STUDENTS!

ETE 260  Children’s Literature  Sorry, closed.

Dr. Heljä Antola Crowe, Department of Teacher Education

London is an inspiring surroundings in which to study Children's Literature. Your childhood favorites of Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, C.S. Lewis, Raymond Briggs, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Beatrix Potter will come alive on your trip to England. We will visit The British Library where we can explore Dickens, Austen and Keats. The British Museum has a children’s section, as well as a lot of history. Charles Dickens House Museum and “The London That Inspired Harry Potter” – the Harry Potter Walk – will be on our agenda and we will have a chance to visit a Teddy Bear Museum. Prerequisite: Major in an education program or consent of department chair.

ENC 370 / 375   Human Relations Development - Techniques (370, 2 hrs) and Laboratory (375, 1 hr)  Sorry, closed.

Dr. Beto Davison Avilés, Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits & Counseling

These courses are co-requisites, to be taken concurrently. ENC 370: basic literature, research findings, and techniques of the lay and professional helper; effect of the lay helper on human relations. Prerequisite: PSY 101 (or PSY 104) or ETE 225, or consent of instructor. ENC 375: supplemental practice sessions and exercises in skills of EHC 370. 

FCS 610 Topics in Global Wellness 

Dr. Amanda Newell, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Designed to provide global cultural experiences that focus on nutrition and wellness. Emphasis is placed on the health and wellness systems of different cultures, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

–NUR 433/533 International Health and Nursing 

Dr. Deborah Erickson, Department of Nursing

AND graphic designers and artists can experience our own Dr. Gary Will (and he's actually British) in the one-of-a-kind course:

ART 300  Creative Strategy (Graphic Design)

Dr. Gary Will, Department of Art and Design

The Creative Strategy (Graphic Design) course is a wonderful compliment to the regular academic program for the Graphic Design concentration. It will ultimately enlighten and educate students on the fundamentals of creative strategy within a branding environment. Students will work individually, and in teams, exploring the creative verbal/visual synergy prevalent across a variety of media today. The Art 300 coursework will guide them through a series of short, sharp, exercises, and culminates in an industry set team brief, presented to one of London's leading brand companies. Every student taking the class will learn to utilize a unique set of creative thinking ’tools’ presented to them as a central part of the Creative Strategy (Graphic Design) syllabus.

Note: a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to register for any Study Abroad program at Bradley University. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA recorded at BU in order to register.

TO REGISTER

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION (required if you wish to enroll on April 20 begins March 5 through the link on our studyabroad.bradley.edu homepage. Then, secure your registration in person at 8:30 am Friday, April 20, in the Student Center Ballroom, where you will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits. A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your registration. (Deposit must be paid with check or cash; sorry, no credit cards.)

After April 20, you can enroll in the Study Abroad Office in 246 Bradley Hall for any remaining available seats.