Reclaim the magic by immersing yourself in the world of Harry Potter. This class will use a psychological lens to help you delve deeply into major themes of the series, examine the characters in new ways, and join your housemates as students of Hogwarts. After being sorted, we will explore intergroup dynamics, get to know professors and other characters through application of personality and psychopathology concepts, and learn the science behind key student milestones such as academics, career choices, and navigating the wider world of politics and media consumption. The class is designed to maximize interaction and includes customizable assignments to facilitate connection with classmates and personalized exploration of the series.
It is suggested that students have read all seven of the Harry Potter books before the start of class.
Textbooks and Materials
Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.