Who needs a class all about Beyoncé when we have this gem?
Northern Illinois University has added a class that’s sure to motivate college students to show up on time (and maybe even buy the textbook): “Game of Thrones: Television and Medieval History.”
Professor Valerie Garver thinks Game of Thrones is a educational, accurate representation of the Middle Ages and would make for a great history lesson.
“It represents aspects of the Middle Ages much more realistically than other media depictions that purport to be more accurate. It stands out because it comments on the human condition in a way that seems real to people. It’s a really good example of a piece of modern culture that draws on how the past impacts the present,” Garver said, according to E! Online.
The course is available as a part of NIU’s honors program, and students will be reading the books, watching the HBO series, and relating George RR Martin’s creation to current events.
Classes filled up in less than an hour during registration, but students can always try again next spring.