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London Summer Program

London GE Program

Study literature and history in the city where some of the world's greatest literary works were written, and where history comes alive.

Program Dates

May 8, 2022 - July 1, 2022

Dates above indicate a planned departure date from the US and in-country return departure date.


Tuition: $1,865 per unit (same as Malibu tuition per unit)

Room & Board: $4,904

Program Specific Costs:

Global Health Fee: $168

Required Vital Documents and Deadlines

Completed IP Document Submission Form including the following documents:

  • Passport Copy
  • Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary
    • Programs departing in May 2022: Due March 11, 2022
  • Visa Copy: April 22, 2022

Course Requirements

8 units required, and students may choose to take up to 11 units. Students must take one course in the May block and one course in the June block. Students may also choose to take REL 301, which is offered through the months of May and June.

Course Offerings

May (Choose One)

ENG 380 Topics in Literature: The Quest in Modern European Literature: London and Beyond (4)

GE: Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent

Examines a given topic in literary studies. The course may be focused on a theme, a movement, a historical period, or a genre. May be repeated once when topics vary.

HIST 390 Modern History of the Middle East (4)

GE: World Civilizations

An introductory course which explores the causes underlying the rise of sovereign nation-states in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the conflicts that have attended modern social, technological, and political change. In addition, particular attention will be paid throughout the course to Islam and its influence over the socio-political history of the Middle East. The basic tenets of Islam and its significance and role will be critically examined. Generally, the course will strike a balance between chronological and thematic/ analytical approaches.


June (Choose One)

HUM 295 Enriching the International Experience (1)

This course is designed to enrich the student’s international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience. Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only.

MATH 120 The Nature of Mathematics (3)

GE: Math

An exploration of the vibrant, evolutionary, creative, practical, historical, and artistic nature of mathematics, while focusing on developing reasoning ability and problem-solving skills, Core material includes logic, probability/statistics, and modeling, with additional topics chosen from other areas of modern mathematics.

NASC 156 Earth Science: A Way of Knowing (4) 

GE: Lab Science

The historical and philosophical development of science and the role of famous scientists and world views are introduced. Science concepts are introduced through the study of astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. The interconnectedness of the sciences is emphasized, including the calendar and time, the earth in the cosmos, and the stability and instability of the natural phenomena which affect man at the surface of the earth. The course emphasizes the earth science part of the subject matter of the California “Science Framework” for secondary education students. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Does not count for major credit. Tier I laboratory fee will be assessed. 


May - June

PE 190 Beginning Equestrian Education (1) 

Buenos Aires and London programs only. Extra fee required.

REL 301 Christianity and Culture (3) 

GE: Christianity & Culture

Prerequisite: REL 101

A study of ways in which Christianity shapes such aspects of culture as art, literature, music, medicine, law, secularization, ecology, racial and ethnic issues, and education, and ways in which these, in turn, influence Christian life and faith.



Kendra Fillpatrick

Dr. Kendra Killpatrick

Professor of Mathematics, Natural Science Division, Seaver College 

Office: TAC 320C

Kendra Killpatrick serves as the senior associate dean of Seaver College and a professor of mathematics. She graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a double major in mathematics and biological sciences and she completed her PhD in mathematics at the University of Minnesota. At Pepperdine, she has been awarded the Howard A. White Award for excellence in teaching and has supervised numerous undergraduate research projects in the field of combinatorics. Dr. Killpatrick began her career at Pepperdine in 2002 and served as the associate dean of Seaver College beginning in 2016. She began her current role as senior associate dean in 2018. Her previous roles include Associate Director of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program and the faculty director of the Regents' Scholars program.

Kendra and husband Scott (Bolan) have three children:  Finnegan (13), Jack (11) and Piper (8).  Kendra and Scott previously served as the faculty family in the Buenos Aires program in 2007-2008 and Finnegan was born during their time in Argentina (yes, he is an Argentine citizen!).  The family loves the outdoors and spends most weekends mountain biking, trail running, climbing, hiking, or doing something active.  They are looking forward to their time in London!


Updated: 08.16.2021