At Bellevue University, we believe that the vision and values of American democracy and free enterprise are foundational to our success and culture as a country. The Signature Series focuses on the various institutions and traditions of Western Civilization that have achieved unprecedented success in the United States. It finds ground for intellectual, social, and cultural progress through the productive tensions that can arise between tradition and change, freedom and responsibility.
The series also 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.
The Kirkpatrick Signature Series comprises three courses (9 credits), all of which are required for a bachelor's degree: