ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, And Communities (BCC WC)
Dr. Patricia Nugent
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 bullying, stereotypes and his low social-status to become a drag queen. Inspired by a true story, 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 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.
ENG 302 Travel Writing (BCC W2)
Department of English
There is no place like London! Famously, the great Samuel Johnson wrote that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford.” Energetic and diverse, rich in history, culture, and all of the things that make life interesting, London is the ideal place to discover and develop your skills as a travel writer. In this course, you will explore London (with the class and independently) and use your experiences and curiosity as a traveler to write engaging essays and narratives that include and combine research, analysis and critical reflection.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or CIV 111-112 and junior standing.
KHS 380, Disability and Health in a Global Society (BCC GP/WC, Writing Intensive)
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 GP / WC Area of Inquiry AND the WI (Writing Intensive) requirement.
U.S. - British Relations
Dr. Christopher Jones.
Take this course as a BCC course, LAS 325 (BCC GP/GS), or, for PLS or IS majors or minors, take this course as PLS 302 or IS 475
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! Class-related visits have included the 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.
MIS 499 Technology in War and Peace
Dr. Jacob Young
This course will examine the role of technology and its impact on society during periods of both war and peace. Discussion topics will include cybersecurity, analytics, privacy, and anonymity. Although not limited to World War II, we will specifically examine encryption methods, such as the German Enigma machine, and the computerized cryptanalysis techniques developed by Alan Turing. Students will learn how wartime research and development provided a foundation for contemporary cryptography used to secure your communications, finances, and privacy. After careful study of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, students will gain greater appreciation for the fight to preserve privacy and liberty, especially as it pertains to surveillance. In addition to taking in London's most popular sights, day trips will also visit the Churchill War Rooms, Bletchley Park, The National Museum of Computing, and the Science Museum.
NUR 433/533 International Health and Nursing
Dr. Deborah Erickson.
THE 131 Introduction to Theatre (BCC FA) or THE 494: Theatre Expedition
Dr. Chad Lowell.
Note: this course requires a $275 surcharge for theatre tickets, and worth every penny!
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 – Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023
Comprehensive fee of $4,200 includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
- Tuition (3 credit hours) AND textbooks (!)
- Twin room with private bath and breakfast daily
- International Student Identity Card
- Half-day guided city tour, great London guidebook, and a bus/Tube transportation pass for your entire stay so you can enjoy your new knowledge of the city!
- Class-related visits to museums, sites of cultural and historical significance, a Tea & Theatre night, and more!
Online Pre-Registration (required)
Begins Monday, April 4 on studyabroad.bradley.edu
Pre-registration does not require a deposit, and all classes have enrollment maximums, so pre-register early if you want to be enrolled! (Students who need to be wait-listed will be informed.) Classes are contingent on enrollment minimums in order to proceed.
Pre-registration will close August 1, 2022. Course enrollment will then be confirmed upon receipt of a payment of half of the program fee no later than Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. After this payment, the remaining balance is due no later than Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.
NOTE: a 2.50 minimum Bradley GPA is required to pre-register. (If you are a transfer student who has not yet recorded a Bradley GPA but wants to pre-register, write us at email@example.com.)
Please be aware that participants in our Interim Programs Abroad are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.