Have you ever thought you would be the perfect student at Hogwarts? Well, now you can prove it…sort of. Here are a few colleges who have courses on Harry Potter.
Ever dream of going to Hogwarts? Well, you can maybe do so in school! You here people say to new high school graduates entering college, “study what you love.” Well, what if what you love is Harry Potter? Guess what?
Now you can learn more about the very thing that you absolutely love. Thanks to our friends over at Teen Vogue for assembling the list of ten colleges that have Harry Potter geared courses. You might want to avoid telling your parents that you’re there paying for these classes.
1. Kansas State University
K-State is so proud of its Hogwarts: The College Years course that it’s one of the key features on its website. There you can study the Harry Potter book series as if you were studying great authors works of the 18th century. The class is so popular that you must register quickly to get a spot.
2. University of Western Ontario
The Western Ontario arts and humanities department has an undergraduate class called The Many Faces of Harry Potter. This class is a deep-sea dive into the Harry Potter series. It deals with themes in the Harry Potter books in relation to other well-known books. It’s also the genre and a look at J. K. Rowling’s writing style.
3. Georgetown University
The Georgetown University course called Knights of Old & Harry Potter is not an elective class. It actually satisfies the Humanities & Writing II requirement. That should make the parental units happy. This course dives into the Harry Potter novels in parallel with Medieval times of the 12th through 15th century.
4. Frostburg University
If English classes aren’t your thing, why don’t you try the Science of Harry Potter at Frostburg University? You get a chance to figure out the physics that makes the magic of Harry Potter possible. This might be a hard pass from mom and dad put sounds like a lot of fun.
5. Durham University
Durham University education department has a class entitled Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion. You get to study the social, cultural and educational context of Harry Potter and how it’s relevant to the education system of today. I think you could totally take this class without your parents saying anything.
6. University of Waterloo
My favorite course so far has been from the University of Waterloo. The class is called Popular Potter, and it was designed for students to feel empowered about sending something they love. They talk about all seven novels and the character development. They even dissect the meaning of the language from the books.
7. Wilfrid Laurier University
If you plan on getting your degree in medieval studies, then you should head over to Laurier University. You can explore Harry Potter through the lens of medieval culture.
8. University of Texas
Are you a self-described Fangirl or boy. The students at the University of Texas can take the Rhetoric of Fandom course. The focal point of the class being how Harry Potter and Fandoms have changed American culture. If you’re a fan of several fandoms this might be the course for you.
9. Lawrence University
If history is more of your thing, you can take an undergraduate class called Thinking about Harry Potter. The course is described as a contemporary history focusing on Harry Potter phenomenon.
Whatever you decide you should study what you love. These colleges certainly have the right idea.
Would you take a Harry Potter-centric college course? Tell us in the comments what you think.