Take a Lesson in Game of Thrones

With the intense craze of geek pop culture, comes the demand for more of it. This summer, U.C. Berkeley is offering a course in Game of Thrones for fans and nerdy student alike.

David J. Peterson has created various languages for different TV shows, including Thor, Defiance, and Penny Dreadful. He is the man who created the Dothraki and High Valyrian languages in Game of Thrones. Peterson, a Berkeley alum,  will be offering a course this summer called “The Linguistics of Game of Thrones and the Art of Language Invention.”

Don’t get too excited Khal Drogo fans, you won’t be learning Dothraki. Instead, you will learn how to create your own unique language.

This became incredibly popular about ten years ago, with the rise of popularity from the Lord of the Rings films, when Elvish (one of the languages in LotR) became a college course as well.

I’m sure at some point, there will be a whole major to the study of geek pop culture with the high ratings and growing popularity of fantasy and sci-fi shows. I’m not complaining, after all, I am a Hogwarts alum.

 

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