US College Actually Offers A ‘Harry Potter’-Themed Study Abroad Course
If you’re a big “Harry Potter” fan, you might want to think about enrolling at California State University San Marcos.
That’s because the university has a “Potter”-themed study abroad class in which students actually get to travel to Jolly Olde England.
While across the pond, students will visit and learn about a number of sites that carry importance within the Wizarding World. The course will run students approximately $5,000 and last three weeks.
According to the official course description:
If you grew up fascinated by the magical world of Harry Potter, this program is for you! Through a combination of travel, experiential learning and academic investigation, this course will explore the locations that inspired the Harry Potter novels and films.
During your time abroad you will:
Explore and experience through travel the cultural and historical locations in England and Scotland that inspired the Harry Potter series
Identify and assess the similarities and differences between the novels and films and the ways in which each drew inspiration from cultural sites in Great Britain
Develop critical thinking skills about complex social issues relating to inequality, race, and gender within the context of contemporary Great Britain.
Essentially, the course is an in-depth tour of London where students get to visit places where the films were shot, like the University of Oxford, Durham Cathedral and Warner Brothers Studios. It seems positively Potterific.
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