Comic book legend Stan Lee is teaming up with the Smithsonian Institution to teach a five week course on the rise of superhero culture.
The online course is open to all ages, and is delivered via video lectures and interviews, interactive exercises, curated links and readings, and online discussion with course faculty and students from around the world.
Upon completion, graduates will receive a certificate featuring original artwork and Stan’s signature.
“It’s a great honor being invited to share my views on the evolution of superheroes and the genre’s overall impact across all generations of people,” said Stan Lee. “Throughout my career, characters have evolved so much – from drawings on a page to other-worldly special effects only animation could produce, to live-action and so much more. I can’t wait to dive into these discussions thanks to Smithsonian and edX.”
For more information, you can visit the “Rise of the Superhero” sign up page.