Durham University to Offer Harry Potter Course Next Year
August 18, 2010, 08:41 PM
BBC News is reporting that Durham University will be offering a course based around Harry Potter, entitled "Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion," starting next year:
The Durham University module uses the works of JK Rowling to examine prejudice, citizenship and bullying in modern society.
A university spokesman said: "This module places the Harry Potter novels in their wider social and cultural context.
"A number of themes will be explored, including the world of rituals,
prejudice and intolerance in the classroom, bullying, friendship and
solidarity and the ideals of and good citizenship."
You can read more here
. Thanks to rotfang07 and MuggleQueen for the tip!
Haha awesome! I wonder what course/year…
p.s. Durham is not a school, or a college, it’s a uni! =P
Awesome! I wish my university did that too, chemistry isn’t that much different from Potions, looool!
This is fantastic to say the least. Durham Uni is one of the most prestigious in the country – so very hopefully, other institutions will follow suit. I hope that more and more academics realize that you cannot ignore Harry Potter any longer. The series offers an amazing variety of topics to discuss – and the social and cultural approach they are taking at Durham is just the tip of the iceberg. Excellent, excellent ! This bit of news really made my day.
Ooooh, if only I was elegible for exchange program… I need to get to 50% fast… I’m not sure we have an arrangement with Durham, though.