Fall 2023 Middle East UN1030 section 001

Game of Thrones : On Epics and Emp

Game of Thrones: Epics/Em

Call Number 10438
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Hamid Dabashi
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This undergraduate course offered in the context of the Global Core component of the Core Curriculum is an examination of the globally popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” as a prototype for a comparative understanding of the larger question of epics and empires.  In this course we expand the domains of our interests and inquiries far wider and divide our syllabus into four parts: (1) Westeros: The Mythic Empire; (2) Persia:  The First Empire, (3) America: The Last Empire; and (4) On Epics and Empires.  Our objective will be to examine the main themes and overall arch of “Game of Thrones” into wider mythic, heroic, and transhistorical dimensions of our contemporary history.  

Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 212 students (210 max) as of 6:04PM Monday, September 25, 2023
Status Full
Subject Middle East
Number UN1030
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Students in MDES UN1030 must register for MDES UN1031.
Section key 20233MDES1030W001