Program Requirements

Beginning Fall 2017

World Languages (0-8 hours)

LAS Global Scholars students must complete at least two semesters of College-level foreign language study or its equivalent. This requirement may be met in several ways: 1) Completion of a two-semester sequence (101-102) or higher; 2) Transfer of similar credits from another institution; 3) By proficiency examination (AP or CLEP). Note: if a student places into a level above 102, only one course is necessary.

Link to course descriptions in World Languages and Cultures:

http://www.bradley.edu/academic/departments/wlc/courses/

Coursework (10 hrs.)

LAS 125 (1 hour) Global Topics

Required coursework (9 hours)

Students will take 9 credit hours, at least 3 credit hours from a course in the Bradley Core Curriculum (BCC) World Cultures category and 3 credit hours from a course in the BCC Global Systems category (for eligible courses, see link below). Only 3 credit hours can be from student's major.

http://www.bradley.edu/academic/colleges/las/departments/bcc/approvedcourses/

Please note: The third 3 credit hour course can also be from the World Cultures or Global Systems categories (see above link) or, optionally, from one of the following natural science courses:

BIO 300 Population, Resources and Environment
CHM 300 Chemistry and Civilization
GES 300 Oceanography: The Human Perspective

Study Abroad (3 hours)

Studying abroad gives students a deeper understanding of the institutions, history, and languages of other societies and cultures. Students in the Global Scholars Program must participate in a university-approved study abroad program for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Bradley provides a variety of study abroad options, including programs offered during Bradley’s Interim and Summer Sessions as well as during the academic year. Study abroad is available to students throughout their academic career in a wide range of academic disciplines at over twenty academic institutions in eighteen countries.

Participants taking any of their required Global Scholars coursework abroad will receive credit for fulfilling both the course and the study abroad requirement. For specific information concerning the Study Abroad program offered by the Bradley University Study Abroad program, please visit the Study Abroad Program.

Capstone (3 hours)

Students have three options to complete this requirement.

Options:

  • Completion of an independent study course on a global-themed topic (see list for courses)
  • Completion of ENG 304 (Advanced Writing – Research in Individual Discipline) on a global-themed topic
  • Completion of a capstone course on a global-themed topic (see list for courses)

Student must earn a “B” or better in the capstone course. Capstone application form must be completed (here).

GPA

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA at Bradley in order to graduate as an LAS Global Scholar.

Previous to Fall 2017

Foreign Language (0-8 hours)

Students must complete one of the following course sequences: FLF/WLF 101 and 102, FLG/WLG 101 and 102, FLH/WLH 101 and 102, or FLS/WLS 101 and 101 (elementary French, German, Hebrew and Spanish or equivalent.) Students with sufficient training in foreign languages may fulfill this requirement by appropriately passing the foreign language placement exam, administered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

Students who complete a university approved language program abroad will fulfill both the foreign languages and the study abroad requirements.

Global Forces (6 hours)

Two courses from the following; only one can be from student’s major:

  • BIO 300 Population, Resources and Environment 
  • CHM 300 Chemistry and Civilization
  • GES 300 Oceanography: The Human Perspective
  • HIS 339 Women in Global Perspective 
  • IS 250 Normative Theories of International Studies
  • IS 415 Transnational Forces in World Affairs 
  • PHL/PLS 308 Modern Political Philosophy
  • PLS 205 Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • PLS 208 Fundamentals of International Relations 
  • PLS 317 International Law
  • PLS 318 International Organization
  • PLS 319 International Political Economy 
  • PSY 474 Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • RLS 101 Comparative Religions
  • RLS 332 Religions of the World
  • SOC 300 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender 
  • SOC 311 Comparative Family Systems
  • SOC 326 Sociology of Globalization 

Cultures from Around the Globe (6 hours)

Two courses from the following; only one can be from student’s major

  • ENG 123 European Writers
  • ENG 381 Literatures of Asia
  • ENG 385 Literatures of Europe
  • FLF/WLF 315/325  Introduction to French Literature
  • FLG/WLG 315/325  Introduction to German Literature
  • FLS/WLS 315/325 Introduction to Literature (Hispanic)
  • FLS/WLS 342 Survey of Hispanic-America Literature I
  • FLS/WLS 343 Survey of Hispanic-American Literature II
  • HIS 205 Non-Western Civilization: Latin America
  • HIS 206 Non-Western Civilization: The Middle East Since Muhammad
  • HIS 336 Early Non-Western History and Geography
  • HIS 337 Modern Non-Western History and Geography 
  • IS 182 Fundamentals of Contemporary East Asian Civilization 
  • IS 275 Political Economy of the Developing World 
  • IS 285 East Asia in the Modern World
  • IS 322 Latin America in the International System 
  • IS 340 Africa in the International System 
  • IS 363 Middle East Nations in International Affairs 
  • RLS 331 Religions of the Eastern World 
  • RLS 336 Buddhism and Asian Civilizations 
  • SOC 305 Peoples & Cultures of the Non-Western World

Study Abroad (3 hours)

Studying abroad gives students a deeper understanding of the institutions, history, and languages of other societies and cultures. Students in the Global Scholars Program must participate in a university-approved study abroad program for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Bradley provides a variety of study abroad options, including programs offered during Bradley’s Interim and Summer Sessions as well as during the academic year. Study abroad is available to students throughout their academic career in a wide range of academic disciplines at over twenty academic institutions in eighteen countries.

Participants taking any of their required Global Scholars coursework abroad will receive credit for fulfilling both the course and the study abroad requirement. For specific information concerning the Study Abroad program offered by the Bradley University Study Abroad program, please visit the Study Abroad Program.