Core Learning Outcomes
The Bradley Core Curriculum was designed to help students achieve specific Core Learning Outcomes that span all aspects of the Bradley experience.
- Critical and creative thinking. Bradley graduates will think critically, independently and creatively, and will employ evidence-based decision-making to solve problems and build new knowledge.
- Effective communication. Bradley graduates will be effective oral, written and non-verbal communicators as well as active readers and listeners.
- Integrative learning. Bradley graduates will understand that learning builds across disciplines, curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experience to synthesizing and transferring knowledge to new, complex situations throughout their lives.
- Practical application. Bradley graduates will apply knowledge and skills from the classroom in real-world situations.
- Social awareness. Bradley graduates will understand and act ethically upon their connections to larger communities.
The Bradley Core Curriculum is grounded in a set of fundamental perspectives, Core Values, that lie at the heart of the university's scholarly enterprise.
- Freedom of inquiry and expression
- Belief in the unity of knowledge
- Pursuit of knowledge as its own end
- Dedication and persistence in learning
- Strong work ethic
- Humility and circumspection toward what is known
- Habit of self-reflection