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UC Hogwarts: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

This course listing applies to a Spring 2016 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2016
English 198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:

UC Hogwarts: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (voted Best DeCal of Berkeley in 2012 and formerly known as The Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter) invites you to board the Hogwarts Express and explore the Harry Potter series like never before. Join us on Platform 9 ¾ (Wednesday, January 27th at 5:30PM in 110 Wheeler) for our info meeting. In order to receive your acceptance letter to Hogwarts (and this DeCal) you must attend this meeting and fill out the application, but if there is a conflict, please email us ahead of time.

Together during the course we will read the seven Harry Potter books and discuss important literary themes such as relationships, international cooperation, good vs. evil, and love and the power of friendship. We will also try to understand what separates Harry Potter from other children's series, and why it has become the best selling book series of all time. Get ready to enjoy your favorite Harry Potter activities: making wands, competing in a Triwizard Tournament, reading tea leaves, playing Quidditch and more.

Classes will consist of a short reading quiz, discussions of literary themes and elements throughout the books, and everyone's favorite Harry Potter activities. We will be reading all seven Harry Potter books, as well as some short, relevant outside readings. Grades are based on weekly quizzes, attendance, participation, a short paper (2-page double spaced) and a final project.

How to Enroll:

We will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 27th at 5:30PM in 110 Wheeler. At this meeting, we will be giving more information about the course. Those who are interested can complete an application at that time. You must attend the meeting to fill out an application, but if conflicts arise please email us ahead of time.

The weekend following the informational meeting, we will send out acceptances. If accepted to the course, this is when you will add it on Telebears, since we will email you the CCN. This course has been in high demand in past semesters, so we cannot guarantee anyone a space in the class and suggest having backup plans to fill your schedule.

We operate on a strict no spoiler policy, however we do accept everyone from Harry Potter fanatics to those enjoying the series for the first time. All majors and ages are welcome and encouraged to join us this semester at Hogwarts.


If you have any schedule conflicts or questions, please feel free to send us an owl, or email us at

Faculty Sponsor: Eric Falci

Time & Location:

UC HogwartsRebecca Berelson
Chaddy Georges
Juniper Woodbury
40110 WheelerW 5:30p-7:30pfull

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: UCHogwarts_Spring2016Syllabus.pdfJan 4188kbAdobe PDF (Viewer)View Download

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