Harry Potter & Social Activism
|No.: 9689||Section: 001||3:30-4:45p, MW|
ASC CDR C
While our muggle world has no killing curses, fearsome dementors, or evil wizards, we do unfortunately have many people who wield the darkest of dark arts—hatred, bigotry, fear, etc.—and perpetuate injustices. In this course, we will analyze the Harry Potter series for themes related to social activism and lessons for combating these dark forces, both through examples set in the series and by examining real-world activism grounded in fan culture. In addition, students in the course will raise their wands and undertake a service-learning activism project. Books will be read. Papers will be written. Social activism will be undertaken. Will you stand against the darkness?