Harvard University will use the blood, guts, and political intrigue of ‘Game of Thrones’ to draw students into the world of medieval studies.
They are offering up a new course based on the HBO show.
The course details: "The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models" will use George R.R. Martin's book series and its subsequent HBO show to explore what the show gets right and wrong about our own medieval times.
Harvard's medieval studies professors hope that the 100-level course can leverage student interest in ‘Game of Thrones’ into a greater interest in the humanities.