Kirkpatrick Signature Series

(9 credit hours)

The intellectual linchpin of Bellevue University undergraduate degree programs, the Kirkpatrick Signature Series is requirement for all bachelor's degrees.

The series highlights the importance of active citizenship in a rapidly changing world; one in which popular government, Western tradition, and American values are sometimes severely tested. With an emphasis on active intellectual discussion and experiential learning, this series affirms the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.

The Kirkpatrick Signature Series fits an information-age philosophy and reflects a dynamic approach to the complex realities of life in the 21st century.

  • LA 400 American Vision and Values
    This course focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the American republic, especially as embedded in the ideals, values, traditions, founding documents, and institutions of the United States.
  • LA 410 Tradition and Change
    This course focuses on the creative tensions that exist between the forces of tradition and change as the country undergoes social, cultural, and political change. It considers the manner in which change can renew the vitality of a republic.
  • LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility
    This course examines civic engagement in relation to individual freedoms and responsibilities. It fosters engaged citizens, empowered to effect positive change.

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