Myth, Magic, and Movies|
We will examine how the mythic is made and what purposes myth and magic serve in modern culture. Guided by classic psychoanalytic ideas, we will seek to understand both the conscious and unconscious power of myths. The seven volumes in J. K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER series will be the core texts for the course, and we will explore how these texts were transformed by the eight Potter movies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
J.K. Rowling, HARRY POTTER, Vols. 1-7
|Examination and Assignments: |
Seven one-page response papers. One final assignment.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This First Year Initiative seminar is part of Wesleyan's Learning and Living Program. Students who register for this class will live together in the same residence hall. Because students are living in close proximity to one another, intellectual discussions and collaborative learning more naturally extend beyond the classroom. This arrangement facilitates group assignments and projects, and allows for the growth of a strong community of students through daily interactions. Strengthening students' intellectual and residential community enhances the undergraduate experience for Learning and Living seminar participants.
This class has a very heavy reading load. It would be good if you had read the HARRY POTTER books before. Only one Wesleyan Univ. course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
|Instructor(s): Steele,Robert S. Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
|Web Resources: Moodle, Syllabus |