AU class teaches the lessons of ‘Hunger Games’

The world of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark has a lot of parallels with our own, an instructor at American University says. (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)
Local students learn from "Hunger Games"

wtopstaff | November 16, 2014 1:36 am

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WASHINGTON — American University is offering a new class this semester about the popular book and movie trilogy “The Hunger Games.”

Instructor Stef Woods previously taught a class on “50 Shades of Grey,” and says she loves turning pop culture into a learning experience by incorporating business, marketing and publishing strategies.

“It’s not a book club,” she says. “Popular culture is interesting