This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Game of Thrones (the television series) and The Song of Fire and Ice (novels: five published and others yet to come) have mesmerized a host of fans like none before them. The television series has attracted a record numbers of viewers, has won Emmy, Hugo, Peabody and Golden Globe Awards by the dozens (40 in 2015, 2016), and has an enthusiastic fan base. The novels, begun in 1991 have sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. But one of the more fascinating aspects is that neither is complete. The television series has two more seasons, while novels six and seven (and perhaps, eight) are still being written. Accordingly, the fans are searching everywhere for clues about where each of these stories are going. And just to add a little intrigue, the novels and television series are taking "slightly" different routes to their respective conclusions. This perk is a discussion group led by a longtime fan. Speculation will abound...even as we attempt to avoid any true spoilers. And, there is room for a LOT of speculation!
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Dan Ward, Ph.D., is a former associate professor at CSU, holds a Ph.D. in Physics, previously earned a Colorado Teaching Certificate and, separately, was a Certified Financial Planner. He has lectured on numerous topics throughout the world, including geopolitics and history at OSHER.