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Weird NewsVirginia’s University of Lynchburg is Adding a Harry Potter Class to Its Fall Curriculum

18:56  19 june  2019
18:56  19 june  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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This fall , the campus is adding a Harry Potter -themed class to its curriculum as a general education course. The university is in the process of changing some of University of Lynchburg coordinator of integrated seminars Amy Merrill Willis told WSLS 10 News that the course' s instructor, Devin

Virginia University of Lynchburg is a private, historically black university located in Lynchburg , Virginia . The university currently offers instruction and degrees, primarily in religious studies, including a Doctorate of Ministry program.

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While it’s not exactly an invitation to Hogwarts, students at Virginia’s University of Lynchburg are getting just about the next best thing. This fall, the campus is adding a Harry Potter-themed class to its curriculum as a general education course.

The university is in the process of changing some of its course offerings and streamlining classes in recognition of its modern students. According to WSET ABC 13, Dr. Sharon Foreman, director of general education, said of the new curriculum: "It is very targeted towards 21st century students who are going out into a global society and so we want faculty, staff, and administrators to know what that means, what it looks like, and [to] experience it first hand.”

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The University of Lynchburg is a private university associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and located in Lynchburg , Virginia . It has approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Faculty have decided providing an education for a global society includes offering courses like the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Good Life," which will ask students to read J.K. Rowling’s books alongside the works of philosophers to create connections between the past and present.

University of Lynchburg coordinator of integrated seminars Amy Merrill Willis told WSLS 10 News that the course's instructor, Devin Brickhouse Bryson, is "going to be introducing philosophical concepts from [Plato], Socrates, and Aristotle, and asking students to think about the Harry Potter series in depth.”

Although there may not be a sorting hat or Butterbeer involved, the class sounds like a creative way to engage students in philosophy and critical issues, all while focused on the beloved Harry Potter series.

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