We’ve provided answers below to the questions we have been most frequently asked by prospective Levermore Global Scholars students.
No, Adelphi’s Levermore Global Scholars Program is not a major or minor. You can work towards any Adelphi major or minor while participating in the program. LGS accepts students from all disciplines. You take Levermore Global Scholars courses that groom you to be a global citizen in whichever field you choose. These courses often also fulfill credits you would have needed to satisfy general education requirements. Your undergraduate transcript will designate you as a Levermore Global Scholar, and you will also receive a special Levermore Global Scholars sash during graduation.
Levermore seminars explore not just the main subject material, but also related global issues. For example, the Science Seminar will focus on scientific issues affecting today’s politics. You will learn enough about the science behind global warming, AIDS or bio-fuel to understand the global debates. LGS keeps class size small with no more than 20 students, and teaches primarily through discussions and writing rather than lectures and tests.
No, LGS only admits high school graduates and college freshmen, and in exceptional cases sophomores.
Yes, LGS can be particularly interesting for international students who would like to gain professional and leadership skills by undertaking internships in various non-for-profit, public and international organizations, and participating in study abroad.
Levermore Global Scholars graduate understanding the nature of specific local and global problems. They also understand how these problems emerged and why they are not easily solved. They have practical hands-on work experience on their resume. They have some feeling for which corporate culture would best suit them. They can speak at least two languages and appreciate cultural differences. They have professional networking contacts both at home and abroad. Levermore Global Scholars graduate with professional leadership skills and global knowledge and they are recognized as Levermore Global Scholars upon graduating.
High School graduates and college freshmen who want to change the world for the better. LGS students share the following attributes:
LGS admits up to 40 students in each class; 160 students in all years. The program is open to Adelphi freshmen from all schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Willumstad School of Business, the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, the School of Social Work and the College of Nursing and Public Health. Levermore Global Scholars pursue an array of majors, including political science, management, economics, history, English, psychology, dance, communications, social work, nursing and education. You can take advantage of LGS regardless of your major.
No, the Levermore Global Scholars Program is much more than a student club it is a program of distinction. It affects the courses you will take and gives you extra-curricular activity opportunities. It is a learning community in which you take some classes with the same small set of students throughout your undergraduate years. You will also share the similar experience of internships and perhaps studying abroad.
While you can join second semester if space is available, you would miss the opportunity to firmly and quickly bond with the other Levermore Global Scholars. In your first semester as a Levermore Global Scholar, you take an orientation class, the Art and Craft of writing course and a Levermore First Year Seminar together with the same set of students. This helps you get to know many other Levermore Global Scholars with similar interests.
Dr. Charles Levermore, the first president of Adelphi College (1896-1912) was active in many world peace organizations. He even won a contest to have his peace plan submitted to congress. His idea was a compromise plan to have the United States join the League of Nations under a special status. Dr. Levermore promoted communication among different nations and cultures and believed that international study was important for all scholars. The Levermore Global Scholars program implements Dr. Levermore’s vision of educated students promoting cultural understanding both locally and globally.
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