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Durham University to Offer Harry Potter Course Next Year

Posted by: Mel
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!

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689 Points

I took a Harry Potter course at my university my freshmen year. I believe it was titled “Harry Potter: Good, Evil, and Morals”. By far the best class i have taken. We discussed numerology, the meaning of names, why certain characters chose to be good/evil. And the best part of it all was we kept house points (i was in slytherin) and at the end of the year we won and so our professor made us home-made wands!!!!

Posted by HPandtheDA007 on August 20, 2010, 10:08 PM report to moderator
1001 Points

Wow… I want to go there!

Posted by LoonyMaddie3 on August 20, 2010, 11:38 PM report to moderator
8317 Points

Every college should introduce this course!!!

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on August 21, 2010, 12:59 PM report to moderator
234 Points

This rocks.

Posted by Finny on August 21, 2010, 05:05 PM report to moderator
1111 Points

i think i’ll be going there when i’m older then;)

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on August 22, 2010, 01:33 PM report to moderator
30 Points

I got to Saint Catherine University in Minnesota and we have a Harry Potter English course. In fact I am taking it this fall!! :) I am so excited!!! It discusses the same stuff as this course is going to…

Posted by stkatesgirl on August 22, 2010, 07:44 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

:sigh: if only my college did.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on August 22, 2010, 08:28 PM report to moderator
30 Points

Here are two articles that give more information on the English course about Harry Potter at Saint Catherine University in Minnesota.

Posted by stkatesgirl on August 22, 2010, 08:34 PM report to moderator
95 Points

Looks like I know where I’m going to college. :)

Posted by literarynerd on August 29, 2010, 12:57 PM report to moderator
983 Points

No way!! That’s awesome!!! =]
Every school should have this!

Posted by 1нρғαи ~WBM~ on August 29, 2010, 01:03 PM report to moderator
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