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About the C.S. Lewis Program

Students will reside and take classes for two weeks in London, then spend one week in Oxford and one week in Cambridge where they will attend the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute. The theme students will explore with renowned scholars from the arts and sciences, leaders in ministry and the major professions, and an array of literary, visual, and performing artists will be "Reclaiming the Virtues: Human Flourishing in the 21st Century." Visit the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute's website for more conference details.

Program Dates

July 5 - August 2, 2014

Courses

Students must take ENG 380 for a minimum of 4 units. ENG 380 can fulfill either the ENG 380 or the REL 301 GE requirement for this program (but not both). 

  • ENG 380 - Writings of CS Lewis (4 units; ENG 101 prereq) (GE)

Personnel

The Visiting Faculty Member will be Professor Gary Selby. Gary Selby teaches in the Communication division at Seaver College and serves as Director of Pepperdine's Center for Faith and Learning. His research focuses on religious communication and on discourse related to racial conflict in American history, interests that came together in his book, Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus in America's Struggle for Civil Rights. Gary studied history and political science at Harding University and earned his Masters of Theology degree from Harding Graduate School of Religion and his PhD in Public Communication from the University of Maryland. He and his wife Tammy, who serves as the Director of the Office of Student Accessibility here at Pepperdine and who will be joining him in the C. S. Lewis program, have been married for 33 years. They are the proud parents of two wonderful sons and two terrific daughters-in-law. If you ask Gary what author, living or dead, he would most love to meet, the first person he'll mention is C. S. Lewis. Lewis's work has profoundly shaped his own faith and life. He has great Lewis quotations stenciled on his walls, he collects old hardbacks of Lewis's writings, he listens to recordings of Lewis speeches in his car, and he talks with students about Lewis every chance he gets. Being part of the C. S. Lewis program with a group of bright, eager Pepperdine students is his dream job! He can be contacted via email here

Location

Students will reside and take classes for two weeks in London, then spend one week in Oxford and one week in Cambridge where they will attend the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute.

Housing and Residence Life and Meals

In London, students will be housed in the resident facility at 56 Prince's Gate. The elegantly decorated London house features several immaculate 2-6 person bedrooms, classrooms, a student center and computer lab, a spacious modern kitchen, and an extravagant library. Breakfast is provided every morning at the facility, and students are given stored value cards to purchase lunch and dinner on their own. Students also have full-access to the kitchen if they wish to purchase groceries and cook their own meals. In Oxford and Cambridge, students will reside in University housing.

Cost

The tuition cost is $1,395 per unit and each student must take a minimum of 4 units. The International Programs Charge of $1,880 covers room and board. 

Internet Resources

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