London Summer Program
The London General Education Program
Study literature and history in the city where some of the world's greatest literary works were written, and where history comes alive.
May 6th, 2018 - June 30th, 2018
The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.
7 units required. Students must take either ENG 380 or NASC 156 in May, and either HUM 111 or HIST 204 in June.
ENG 380 - Topics in Literature (4 units)
Fulfills Literature GE; Prerequisite: ENG 101
- 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.
NASC 156 - Earth Science: A Way of Knowing (4)
- 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.
HUM 111 - Western Culture (3 units)
- An introduction to the West, with particular emphasis on knowledge and comprehension. Students will achieve basic cultural literacy in the following time periods: Prehistoric, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe (30,000 BC-AD 1300).
HIST 204 - History of the American Peoples (4 units)
American Experience GE
- 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. Satisfies in part the general education requirement in the American experience.
The Visiting Faculty
Dr. Jennifer Smith
Assistant Professor of English, Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College
Jennifer Smith is an assistant professor of English and the Digital Humanities Program Coordinator at Seaver College. After finishing her BA at UC Berkeley and her PhD at UCLA, she came to Pepperdine where she has been teaching early British literature and western culture classes for the past three years. Jennifer loves British history and culture (especially King Arthur, Langland, Shakespeare, Tolkien, and Lewis). She has traveled to the UK nearly every year for more than a decade for research and conference presentations and can't wait to show her students around London and Oxford. Her husband, Willi, an engineer for Honeywell Turbo Technologies, lived in Birmingham on work assignment in 2003 and, since then, has maintained a busy travel schedule with more than half a dozen international trips to Europe and Asia every year. He looks forward to returning for an extended stay. Together, Willi and Jennifer have two daughters, Josephine (9) and Virginia (5); these two future waves are eager to meet the London summer waves and take part in their first big Pepperdine adventure.
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