Past Classes

Hogwarts 101: Exploring Harry Potter, Years 1-3

Dates: July 2 – July 18, 2012
Taught by:  Dr. Amy H. Sturgis

Why is the Harry Potter series a record-setting success story across the world? What great traditions and works inspired the saga? What lasting lessons and big ideas can we draw from it? Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she considers the first three Harry Potter novels – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (or Sorcerer’s) Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban –through the lenses of literature, history, philosophy, and popular culture studies. Even if you’re a dedicated fan, there’s always more to discover!

No wand? No owl? No problem! Muggles and squibs are welcome as Mythgard Academy investigates the magical worlds and deeper meanings of the Harry Potter saga.

Six Class Schedule:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chapters 1-10
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chapters 11-17
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 1-11
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 12-18
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapters 1-12
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapters 13-22