3 exciting courses to take you into modern fantasy, Arthur’s legend and the Latin language.
After months of hard work, we are happy to report that the Summer 2012 courses from Mythgard Institute – and its partner in learning, Signum University – are open for enrollment. Here’s a quick look at what’s on offer this term:
- From Mythgard Institute comes Dr. Corey Olsen’s Modern Fantasy survey course. In this class, Professor Olsen will lead an examination of the work of some of the top fantasy writers of the last fifty years. Students will read six books by six different authors: Peter Beagle, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Garth Nix and George RR Martin. Comparison of the authors’ approach to fantasy and subcreation, myth and magic will be the primary focus.
- Up next from Signum University is Dr. Verlyn Flieger’s The Arthur Story: History, Mystery, Myth which aims to answer the questions: Who was Arthur? Who is Arthur? Was there an Arthur? What do we know and how do we know it? Professor Flieger will track the legendary yet mysterious king from his beginnings in the late 5th/early 6th century through 1500 years during which his story moved from history to folklore to romance to tragedy. Students will encounter many Arthurs and many—even conflicting—versions of his story along the way.
- Last but most definitely not least is Signum’s second offering, Dr. Philip Walsh’s Elementary Latin I, an intensive course designed to introduce you to the basic elements of the Latin language. It will emphasize the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension – in other words, all of the tools necessary to develop a sound reading proficiency in Latin.
All courses are available at the M.A. and audit level and are enrolling through Signum University’s enhanced registration system. If you have questions about the registration process, course requirements, etc please take a moment to review the FAQ.
Courses start during the week of May 20th and registration closes just a few days before so sign up soon. Looking forward to seeing you in class!