Academics

Our Courses

Classes at Mythgard Institute are three credits courses and meet for three instructional hours every week. In addition to a weekly Primary Lecture (90 minutes) with the instructor and guest lecturers, students will be assigned a rigorous weekly reading list. For M.A. students, Mythgard classes will also require participating in Discussion Sessions (60 minutes) and writing essays (20 pages or 8,000 – 10,000 words each semester). Each week will conclude with a Closing Session (60-90 minutes) led by the instructor that covers questions submitted by M.A. students in Discussion Session and all students through collaborative course tools during the week. Many courses will also require a final exam.


Mythgard Events

Events at Mythgard Institute are a wonderful chance for our community to share in their love of learning what they love!

Beginning in December 2012, Mythgard offers students and fans of the Institute alike an opportunity to gather at a new conference event, Mythmoot.  Learn more about this scholarly – and fun – event.

Mythgard also brings students together through its sponsorship of The Tolkien Professor’s Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon.  1 Day, 6 Meals and 681 minutes of Tolkien for the true fan.

In addition, there are also two planned academic resources that we would like to get off the ground in the near future:

The Mythgard Journal

The Mythgard Institute would like to host a new scholarly journal, designed to feature the best work done by Mythgard students over the course of the academic year.

Mythgard Lecture Series

Periodically, Mythgard will host extra talks given by visiting scholars. These talks will be broadcast live through our usual lecture hall, and recordings of them will be maintained in the lecture archives.


Find out more information about applying for MA study or auditing a course. You can also let us know what future courses you would be interested in taking.