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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, 2023 - July 1, 2023

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


Tuition: $1,955 per unit (same as Malibu tuition per unit)

Room & Board: $5,136

Program Specific Costs:

  • Global Health Fee: 215 (estimated)

Required Vital Documents and Deadlines

  • Visa Copy for non-US passport holders: April 17, 2023

Course Requirements

8 units required. Students must take one course in the May block and one course in the June block. 

Course Offerings

May (Choose One)

ENG 380 Topics in Literature: Modern Drama

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)

HIST 204 History of the American Peoples (4)

GE: American Experience

This course provides a historical overview of the American peoples from pre-colonial times to the present, exploring the variety of the American experience in the context of political, social, and intellectual developments. It satisfies in part the general education requirement in the American experience.

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.

THEA 200 Theatre Appreciation (3)

GE: Fine Arts

An introductory survey that examines the history and theory of theatre in which students attend lectures, read texts, and experience live performances.

May - June

PE 190 Beginning Equestrian Education (1) 

Buenos Aires and London programs only. Extra fee required.


Hollace Starr

Hollace Starr 

Associate Professor of Theatre
Pepperdine University, Fine Arts Division

Office: TAC CAC 209

Hollace Starr is an actor, theatre director, and a teacher of Linklater Voice, which is a voice curriculum for actors that helps them develop their vocal expressivity for the stage and screen. At Pepperdine, where Hollace is an associate professor, Hollace teaches voice and acting, directs in the mainstage season, and coaches dialects.  The summer ‘23 London program will be Hollace’s first experience as faculty-in-residence at a Pepperdine program.  Hollace is looking forward to exploring London’s rich and storied theatre scene, and to attending live productions, with her family and her students in tow, as often as is humanly possible over the course of her two months there.


Updated: 08.16.2022