Buffy the Vampire Slayer Club: Examining the World Thru a Buffy Lens
Students will watch two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Weekly and analyze it in class during a fun discussion where we'll examine literary and pop culture references; history; the supernatural and folk belief; and critical thought.
Dr Jeremy Logsdon
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Each week in this ongoing class, we will discuss two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, watched in order (see the calendar below). However, students may join in class at any point, as the weekly discussions are not cumulative. Episode viewings will take place outside of class time. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is available for purchase or rental on popular digital platforms and can be streamed on Hulu. It may even be available for free checkout at your local library. Buffy the Vampire...
Students will learn how to refine and hone their analytical and critical thinking skills; create a skillset of critical thought that will be applicable to multiple disciplines; and identify and discuss the literary and pop culture references in Buffy the Vampire Slayers.
I have an undergraduate degree in English & Allied Language Arts, as well as a Master's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and a doctorate in higher education, which gives me the relevant training and experience to teach the topic of critical thinking and film to older learners. In addition, I have a minor in Folk Studies and have taken graduate courses in Folk Studies, which gives me the experience and background to discuss the analysis of pop culture, film, and television from a cultural perspective.
Students will need to watch the episodes and take notes or complete the graphic organizer provided for each episode outside of class. Total work required outside of class should not take more than two hours. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas and discussion points to class beyond what may be reflected in the graphic organizer for each viewing.
Students will need to view episodes outside of class. All episodes are available for rent or purchase on digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon Prime and are currently available for streaming on Hulu. They may also be available for check out from your local library as they are available on DVD. Students will receive a graphic organizer in PDF format to use during the watching of each episode. While using the graphic organizer is optional, students are highly encouraged to at least take notes over each episode to better contribute to the class discussion and receive the most educational benefit possible from the class.
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30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Episodes may contain violence, frightening scenes, sexual innuendo, and bad language. Parents are encouraged to check out the IMDB parental guide for each episode before viewing.
Dr Jeremy Logsdon
Former High School English Teacher, Current University Professor, Lifelong Learner
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
22 total reviews
11 completed classes
I have a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and folk studies; a Bachelors of Art in English and Allied Language Arts; a Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English; a Master of Science in Educational Technology, and...