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Old Europe, New Europe: Revelle in London

London, England


Professors Patrick Patterson
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
Arrival: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018
First Day of Class: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018
Last Day of Class: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • We strongly encourage you to take a flight that arrives at London Heathrow (LHR) during on Sunday, August 5, before 9:00 am, in order to take advantage of airport pick up. Students who arrive later than this time will receive instructions on how to make their way to your program housing independently.
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like to book flights with other students on this program or take advantage of the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • Monday, February 26, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Study Abroad Dance Hall, University Center 409

Why you should go

Both of the courses in this program are firmly and continually grounded in the historical experience of London. The city itself, and England more broadly speaking, will figure prominently in many of the assignments for both the Humanities course and the course on tourism. London is a site of extraordinary cultural and historical importance for the three key periods and themes of Humanities 3: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and Early Modern Europe. Several of the required texts for the Humanities course arise from the work of English writers during the course period (Shakespeare, Marlowe, Hobbes, Milton).

As for the course on tourism, London and destinations easily reached on day-trip excursions (Oxford, Cambridge) are points of great significance in the history of tourism right up to the present day, and British travelers and travel providers (e.g., wealthy young people on the Grand Tour, pioneering international airlines and charter companies, package tour operators like Thomas Cook, contemporary mass-market holiday-makers, those who journey abroad as revelers at the (in)famous British "stag parties" and "hen parties," etc.) have been among the most important participants in, and shapers of, global travel trends. The overnight excursion to Stonehenge, Salisbury, and Bath will give students an experience of some of the most important touristic sites for domestic and international travelers, and it will reinforce the courses' message about the continuing vitality of history and culture in modern Britain and in the modern world.

Meet the professor

Prof. Patrick PattersonPatrick Patterson has been teaching at UC San Diego since 2001, first for the Making of the Modern World program at Eleanor Roosevelt College, and more recently as a member of the History Department. His research focuses on the history of 20th-century Eastern Europe and the Balkans, with major emphases on everyday life and consumer culture and on the interplay of Islam, Christianity, and secular society. He teaches courses on everyday life under authoritarian rule, Islam and immigration in contemporary Europe, Americanization and anti-Americanism, law and religion, and the international law of war crimes and genocide. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Virginia, and an A.B. in Religion from Princeton University.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
University Center 409
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
VAC: http://vac.ucsd.edu

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