You can learn about Star Wars in an online course.
The Force of Star Wars: Examining the Epic open to degree-seeking students, and you can audit it, too. RevolutionSF zealot Amy H. Sturgis is the teacher, and she’ll be offering the course in fall 2015 for the Mythgard Institute at Signum University.
Here’s a trailer for the class
Here’s the course’s official site, including the weekly schedule, class texts, registration materials and details on the class’ special guest speaker:
Here’s the official course description:
As anyone who has ever staged a mock lightsaber duel or made an imaginary jump to lightspeed knows, Star Wars is a shared language that unites multiple generations across the planet. What traditions and ideas inspired that galaxy a long time ago and far, far away? How has the Star Wars universe expanded and evolved since its debut in 1977? What can we expect from its future incarnations? Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she examines the fabric of the Star Wars story and its participatory fan culture to discover the lasting meaning behind the epic and appreciate its unprecedented impact on film, fiction, and popular culture. Don’t move along. This is the class you’re looking for.
You can find out more about Amy at AmyHSturgis.com.
We assume it will also teach Jaxxon the Star Wars rabbit and the Holiday Special? These are subjects that matter to us.
Taking this class is far better than sitting on Wikipedia for hours. That’s because you can obtain both knowledge and a sense of superiority about Star Wars.. You can infuriate your friends and their inferior trivia knowledge. This is a vital necessity. This class can give that gift to you.