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The Appeal of Harry Potter

Dr. Ted Sherman (More Info)

The Appeal of Harry Potter

Program Dates:
July 6 - August 5, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

English Language and Literature

Course Description:
Why are the Harry Potter novels the best-selling books of all time? As we read and discuss the Harry Potter novels in London and visit film locations, we will attempt to answer this question by examining the symbolism, imagery, and ideas employed in the novels. We will take a 6 mile walk of film sites in London, visit the Hogwarts Great Hall and Library in Oxford, traipse through Snape's Dungeon in Lacock, and explore Alnwick Castle where Harry learned to fly. There's no greater place to read and study Harry Potter than England!

Students must have successfully completed their university's lower division writing/English requirements.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Students must be able to comfortably walk up to 7 miles for the London walking tour; otherwise, ability to navigate stairs and towers (up to 200-300 steps) and walk 5 miles.

Course Highlights:
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