298H Seminars-Fall 2017


Harry Potter & Social Activism

UHON 298H

No.:  9689 Section: 001 3:30-4:45p, MW
NRC 1105 Burnett

ACE 5

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?

Spring 2018


Honors in London

UHON 298H

No.:  **** Section: 001 TBA, TBA
TBA Burnett & Damuth ACE 9

Please contact Dr. Damuth or Dr. Burnett if you wish to enroll in this course.