Course Details for Dr. Tara Alvey - Winter - 201718

From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain

Faculty:
Dr. Tara Alvey (More Info)

Course:
From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain

Program Dates:
December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
TBA

Discipline(s):
Education

Course Description:
Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. Board a train like Paddington Bear, see London from above like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9 and 3/4 like Harry. In this course, you will not only read a variety of British children's literature, but you will experience the world in which these stories take place and see them come to life on stage. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library and experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour. In addition, you will encounter literary history with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace). Join us for this exciting adventure!

Prerequisites:
An Introduction to Education course

Physical Activity Requirements:
In experiencing the sights and settings, students can expect to walk an average of approximately 3-5 miles each day. London in December/January will be cold, so students should be prepared for wintery weather

Course Highlights:
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