University Announces a Marvel Movies Course
For those of you looking to study the movies of Marvel, you'll have to attend The University of Baltimore. They recently announced a new course for their students called "Media Genres: Media Marvels." It will be available to take in spring of 2015 and the course will “will scrutinize the intricately plotted world of Marvel films,” from Iron Man to Guardians of the Galaxy.
Arnold T. Blumberg teaches the course, and this is what he had to say in a statement:
"One thing we’ll do is dive into the impact of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film, which proved two things: Mainstream movie audiences are not remotely tired of superhero movies; and Marvel Studios can now release a sci-fi adventure that actually features talking trees and raccoons. It’s not that they’re getting away with it—they’ve created a universe in which fans completely accept these developments, and they’re ready for even more."
I'm pretty confident that there are fanboys out there who know more about the Marvel universe and what it means for film then this guy does, but it would be a fun course to take. It's an easy 'A'!
A course like this just goes to show that our culture is deep in a geek phase, and society is obsessed with superheroes and other forms of geek culture. Next thing you know college students will be able to major in Marvel! Blumberg goes on to explain:
“This series not only provides action-packed entertainment but also profound statements about the nature of heroism, the great responsibilities that come with wielding great power, our willingness to trade freedom for security, and much more. Every generation has a modern media mythology that serves as a framework for entertaining as well as educating about ethics, morality, issues of race, gender, class, and so on.”
I'd actually love to enroll in the course just to see exactly how the curriculum will be taught and how deep into the Marvel universe rabbit hole this guy will go. If you read our site and you do end up taking take this course please let us know!
Via: Screen Crush