Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Durham University students offered Harry Potter course

BBC Reports:

Students are being given the chance to sign up to what is thought to be the UK's first course focusing on the world of Harry Potter.

The Durham University module uses the works of JK Rowling to examine prejudice, citizenship and bullying in modern society.

So far about 80 undergraduates have signed up for the optional module, part of a BA degree in Education Studies.

Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion will be available for study next year.

A university spokesman said: "This module places the Harry Potter novels in their wider social and cultural context.