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Accio Syllabus! DePaul Introduces Harry Potter Study Abroad Program

Forget Shakespeare — why not study the literary genius of a one Joanne Kathleen Rowling instead, go on a book worm’s dream pilgrimage to Platform 9 and 3 quarters, and get college credit for it at the same time? 

DePaul University’s English Department announced a new program for that will have at least one pop culture fandom signing up faster than you can say “butterbeer”: a Harry Potter study abroad program set for the spring, where students will not only study the series and its cultural significance, but also spend two weeks in the U.K. on a fandom pilgrimage.

Morning Shift talks to the professors (and Potterheads) behind the program, Paul Booth and Rebecca Johns-Trissler, about the curriculum and what prospective students can expect as they climb aboard the Hogwarts Express. 

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