Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

WRT 283 - Writing Harry (4 Cr.)

(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
Calling all witches and wizards! Grab your pens and quills and join us for an exploration of the world of Harry Potter: what role does the series play in promoting literacy? What influence does it continue to have in publishing and pop culture? In this course we will discuss both the Harry Potter books themselves, and the books that influenced Rowling in creating the Harry Potter universe. We will also investigate understandings of fandoms, genre fiction, and distinctions between literary influence, canonical conventions and plagiarism. Prior experience reading the Harry Potter books is not required, but suggested. This class fulfills the WEC requirement.  Prerequisite: WRT 181  or WRT 181H  or FYS 100W  or sophomore standing or College Writing Proficiency (CWP). Spring semester. Sterling.