Bond, James Bond being offered at WVU Potomac State this summer

James Bond

WVU Potomac State College will offer a special Film Studies course this summer that focuses on everyone’s favorite spy, James Bond.  The course begins with the first summer session on May 15 and runs through June 23.  The class will meet from 6 – 9:10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is being taught by Instructor Laura Shelton.

Several James Bond films (written by Ian Fleming) will be viewed and discussed in class along with Fleming’s early novel, Live and Let Die.  Other titles include (but not limited to), Goldfinger, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, and Spectre.

Participants will examine how the James Bond film series reflect the ideas and topics of their various eras; themes will include gender roles, sexuality, race, etc.  You’ll also investigate and discover why Bond still captivates audiences more than 50 years after the first film was released.  Guest speakers may also lecture on occasion. 

To register for the class, contact Enrollment Services at 304-788-6820 or at 800-262-7332.