It is hard not to get caught up in the fantasy world of Game of Thrones. It has a little bit of something for everyone. Violence, politics, romance, dragons, and the list goes on. How cool would it be to watch Thrones on a Sunday night and then go to a class the next day that was all about a Game of Thrones discussion? Well, if you go to University of Virginia, you are in luck, because that is just what they are doing.
The Game of Thrones class is being offered as an English credit, and will go into some of the deeper philosophies just under the surface of the book. Ideas about how life continues to go on around you when you die. The repercussions of amoral relationships, and so on. Both the book and show will be studied, and be used as the backdrop for mostly talking about the deeper meanings behind life. I am sure there will also be a good deal of weeping over the death of certain characters, while condemning the acts of the others. It seems a very interesting (and timely) idea, and we will be very curious to see if any other colleges follow suit.
Unfortunately at the moment it’s only The University of Virginia that offers the course. However, we could easily see how this will fit into the curriculum at other schools. Must be pretty awesome to be in college at UVA, sitting around watching GOT and when your friend asks what you’re doing you simply say, “my homework.”
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