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London

January 1 - 17, 2021 

While it seems unlikely that the global health situation will stabilize enough for international travel and international academic programs to resume any time soon, we continue to monitor the situation in regards to Bradley's January 2021 Program in London.

If you planned to pre-register for the January 2021 Program in London, do so now on our Study Abroad home page.

Pre-registration does not commit you to anything and does not require a deposit. It does ensure that we keep you updated on January 2021 program plans. It also helps the Study Abroad Office to document interest, which helps our planning for January 2021 and beyond!

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Program in London comprehensive fee of $4,100 includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Twin accommodations in central London with private bath and breakfast daily
  • 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!

Great courses!

–ART 300 Creative Strategy (Graphic Design)   

Prof. Gary Will, Department of Art and Design

This popular course compliments the existing Graphic Design program within the Department of Art and Design. It will ultimately enlighten and educate students on the fundamentals of creative strategy and execution through intensive hands-on exercises and experiential learning opportunities with London based companies. ART 300 will also generate additional projects towards senior portfolio’s, while encouraging students to work both individually and in teams. Everyone taking this course will learn to utilize a unique set of creative thinking ’tools’ presented to them as a central part of the Creative Strategy syllabus. Graphic Design majors will be given priority for seats on this course, followed by minors, (juniors and seniors only).

–ART 300  Creative Travel Journaling: A Visual Experience   

Prof. Oscar Gillespie, Department of Art and Design

London is full of rich imagery, from Tower Bridge to St. Paul's Cathedral and Trafalgar Square. There is the British Museum, the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, National Academy, the Soane Collection.  Oxford University and its Ashmolean Museum are just a 50-minute train ride. This rich environment will provide students taking Art 300 with a wonderful opportunity to visualize their experiences through the mediums of drawing, painting, and note taking, in the form of a creative travel journal  Art majors and minors are welcome to take this course with the consent of Professor Gillespie and the department chair. (Minimum 2.50 GPA required.) It will satisfy upper-level requirements and comes with an EL tag to boot.

–CIV 101 Western Civilization to 1600 (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.

–ENG 302  Travel Writing (BCC W2)   

"Intensive practice in travel writing techniques of narration, description, analysis, and evaluation." WHILE YOU ARE TRAVELING ABROAD. Does it get any better than this? Prerequisite: ENG 101, or CIV 111-112; junior standing, 

Department of English

–ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, And Communities (BCC WC)  

Prof. Patricia Nugent, Department of Teacher Education

You will have many opportunities to see the sights and diverse opportunities offered in London. We will see London and connect with its cultural diversity through scavenger hunts, ethnic restaurants, talking to people who live in the area, visiting the British Museum, Tower of London and other destinations throughout the city.  For the first time, next year, we plan to see a live performance of the musical Everybody’s Talking about Jamie. The show portrays a 16-year old gay man who, with the support of his single-parent mum, Muslim friend, and friends from the drag community, overcomes bullies, stereotypes and his low social-status to become a drag queen. The show is moving and addresses many diversity issues discussed in the course.

This course uses critical theory to look at the socialization and enculturation of learners in the context of their families, communities, and cultures in the USA and UK. In this Gen. Ed. (CD); Bradley Core Curriculum (WC) course, you will be challenged to investigate the socialization and enculturation of learners in the context of their families, communities, and cultures. Awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity, whether resulting from cultural or ability differences is discussed. Emphasis is on communication with key partners in the educational process and identification of services to assist families. Professional advocacy that supports an inclusionary, multicultural, antiracist, democratic, non-sexist, and global curriculum will be analyzed.

ETE 260  Children’s Literature  

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.

FCS 300  Consumer Issues  (BCC SB)

or, for FCS majors, FCS 401 Independent Study

Dr. Kara Wolfe, Chair, Department of FCS

In FCS 300, as you experience London, we’ll study a vast array of consumer issues from food & beverage topics to wellness, the influence of advertising, product brands and much more.  Investigate consumer rights, responsibilities and ethics from an international perspective. FCS majors! You can enroll in FCS 401 Independent Study. Talk to Dr. Wolfe for more information.

–HS 380 Disability and Health in a Global Society (BCC GP, WI Writing Intensive)

PIONEER COURSE taught by Dr. Melissa Peterson

Explore issues affecting individuals with disabilities, using the museums, shops, restaurants, and public transport of London as your textbook. You'll learn how ideas about health, illness, and disability have evolved by visiting museums, libraries, and healthcare facilities rich in artifacts accumulated over centuries. How would an individual with a mobility limitation travel through London for work, school, or leisure? You'll learn firsthand by planning a trip using the London Underground's accessible routes. Finally, we'll explore the differences and similarities between the US and the UK in health care availability, education, cultural practices, and the physical environment. This course fulfills the BCC WI (Writing Intensive) requirement.

–LAS 325 (BCC GP/GS) / or, for PLS or IS majors or minors, PLS 302 / IS 475:

      U.S.-British Relations

This course examines the development and present state of the “special relationship” between the United Kingdom and the United States. The historian Paul Johnson called it the "cornerstone of the modern democratic world order." This introductory inquiry will probe the relationship through the changing power roles of both countries in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. International relations theories, domestic political factors, case study exercises, and multiple policy areas – defense, intelligence, diplomacy, and trade – will be used to explore one of the world’s most enduring and important bilateral relationships. London's location will truly enhance the study of this subject through class-related visits, which may include the U.S. Embassy, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Churchill War Rooms, Whitehall, Imperial War Museum, London School of Economics and Political Science, Benjamin Franklin House, and the American War Memorial Chapel at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Course taught by Prof. Christopher Jones, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Political Science

–NUR 433 / 533 International Health & Nursing

Prof. Deb Erickson, Department of Nursing

–PSY 345: Psychology in London (BCC SB)

Prof. Tim Koetzlow, Department of Psychology

–RLS 331  Religions of the Eastern World  

Dr. Dan Getz, Department of Religious Studies

In this course you’ll encounter the vast cultural and religious diversity of one of the world’s truly great cities. AND you’ll have a terrific prof in Dr. Dan Getz, professor of Religious Studies and serious expert on Eastern religions. THIS IS THE BCC COURSE OF YOUR DREAMS! Your class-related excursions will include a visit to the largest Hindu temple outside of India, other sites of historical and cultural interest (like this temple!), and even a meal in London’s Chinatown (and your professor speaks Chinese!) .

–THE 131 Introduction to Theater (BCC FA) or THE 494 

the legendary London Theater class is back!   

Experience 6 to 8 productions, two backstage tours, workshops at the Globe Theatre, a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, four museums, and more. For questions about the course, contact Dr. Chad Lowell in the Theater Department or stop by Study Abroad in 246 BR.

Note: this course requires a $275 surcharge for theater tickets, and we promise it is worth every penny!

Prof. Chad Lowell, Department of Theater Arts

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 (see us for strategies to enroll if you're in your first semester at BU).