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Revelle in London



Patrick H. Patterson

Prof. Michael Caldwell head shotPatrick 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.



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, Thomas More, Francis Bacon, John Milton). The second course will set the American record against European approaches to multiculturalism and DEI policies, which are often quite different. Britain's history and contemporary experience — and in particular, the record of life in a vividly and often controversial multicultural London — will occupy a prominent place in our discussions and in the course assignments. Studying these events in London will afford students an unparalleled opportunity to explore historical and contemporary events where they actually occurred. To engage with this material in situ will provide students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience history coming alive as a subject.


Revelle College students can fulfill Humanities requirements through this program. HITO 156GS may count toward the History major and minor. This Global Seminar has been approved to fulfill the DEI requirement. Consult your academic advisor to determine officially how the courses will apply to your graduation requirements.

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Register here for the live Zoom link, and/or to get the post-session recording.

See the Info Session Calendar


Departure from U.S.: Sat., August 5, 2023
Arrival: Sun., August 6, 2023
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., August 7, 2023
First Day of Class: Tues., August 8, 2023
Last Day of Class: Fri., September 8, 2023
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., September 9, 2023


  • Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program has been confirmed by reaching minimum enrollment. 
  • Because of the evolving COVID-19 situation, when you do buy tickets, we strongly encourage you to purchase refundable plane tickets or flight cancellation insurance.
  • Consider purchasing carbon offsets for your flight through your airline.
  • Arrival instructions will be posted here once the program is confirmed.
  • The Study Abroad Office will be hosting several flight workshops to provide tips and advice on flight purchases. Check the Study Abroad Calendar for more information.
  • Our overseas partner requires that all students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in this program. The provider will request verification during the pre-departure process. No refunds will be given for failure to comply.