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Wishlist Module Preceptor Sector Portals Format Occurrences
A Brief Introduction to Japanese Religions I Dr. Robert Steed General Humanities Anime
Classical Literature
Cultural Studies
East Asian Studies
Ethics
History
Japan
Magic
Metaphysics
Philosophy
Poetry
Religious Studies
The Middle Ages
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Adaptations of Middle-earth: From Deitch and Bakshi to Jackson Patrick Lyon Fantasy Studies Film Studies
JRR Tolkien
Discussion-based August 2024
Advanced Old English Series: Readings in Poetry and Prose Series Dr. Larry Swain Language Advanced Languages
Germanic Studies
Art History – A Thousand Stories (Series) Pilar Barrera General Humanities Ancient Middle East
Art
Bible
Comparative Mythology
Crafting
Cultural Studies
History
Modernism
Philosophy
Renaissance
Romanticism
The Greco-Roman World
The Middle Ages
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Beginning Greek Series Series of 12 Dr. Larry Swain Language Beginning Languages
Bible
The Greco-Roman World
Beginning Scottish Gaelic Series Series of 3 Sìne Màiri MacDougall Language Beginning Languages
Conversational Languages
Fall Survey 2023
Discussion-based
Beginning Swedish Series Series Dr. Paul Peterson Language Beginning Languages
Germanic Studies
Discussion-based
Book Club: Dune by Frank Herbert (Series) Series of 3 Dr. Julian Barr Fantasy Studies Creative Writing
Dune
Fall Survey 2023
Fantasy
Frank Herbert
May Showcase 2023
Science Fiction
Worldbuilding
Discussion-based
Book Club: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Laurel Stevens Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
Monsters
Science Fiction
Time Travel
Discussion-based
Book Club: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (Books I - VI) Series of 6 Elise Trudel Cedeño Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
JRR Tolkien
Discussion-based
Cosmere Club - Mistborn Series of 3 Keli Fancher Fantasy Studies Epic Fantasy
Fall Survey 2023
Discussion-based
Creative Writing: Oral Storytelling Sparrow F. Alden
Christopher Bartlett
Creative Writing Children’s Literature
Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Drama
Fairy Tales
Fall Survey 2023
Workshops
Discussion-based
Creative Writing: Start Writing Mysteries! Dr. Carol Oliver
Will Estes
Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Mystery Fiction
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Creative Writing: Story Revision Workshop Catherine Conners Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Composition
Creative Writing
Workshops
Discussion-based
Creative Writing: The Hero’s Journey Dr. Julian Barr Creative Writing Comparative Mythology
Creative Writing
Workshops
Discussion-based August 2024
Creative Writing: Workshop Sparrow F. Alden
Dr. Julian Barr
Christopher Bartlett
Will Estes
Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Skills
Workshops
Discussion-based November 2022 November 2024
Early Modern Europe (1500-1800): Philosophy and Literature Dr. Hamish Williams General Humanities British Literature
Classical Literature
Cultural Studies
Drama
Ethics
Metaphysics
Philosophy
Poetry
Renaissance
Romanticism
Shakespeare
The Enlightenment
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Egyptian Hieroglyphs Series Series of 4 Shawn Gaffney Language Ancient Middle East
Beginning Languages
Fall Survey 2023
English Sonnet Readings Dr. Faith Acker General Humanities Poetry Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Exploring Natsume’s Book of Friends Series Series of 3 Nancy "Anni" Foasberg Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Japan
Monsters
Discussion-based
Exploring Violet Evergarden Bronwyn Rivera
Nancy "Anni" Foasberg
Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Fantasy
Japan
Travel Literature
Discussion-based
Exploring William Gibson's Jackpot: Agency Dr. Patrick Malloy Fantasy Studies Anthropocene
Science Fiction
Time Travel
Weird Fiction
Discussion-based
Haunting Tales Series Series Dr. Amy H. Sturgis General Humanities Gothic Literature
Oct Showcase 2023
Weird Fiction
Women's Studies
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Haunting Tales: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson First in the Series General Humanities Gothic Literature
Weird Fiction
Women's Studies
Mixed Lecture/Discussion October 2023
HSK Mandarin Series Series Sam Roche Language Beginning Languages
China
Cultural Studies
East Asian Studies
Linguistics
Discussion-based
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Sin Keli Fancher Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Japan
Discussion-based
His Dark Materials in Context: The Golden Compass Dr. Faith Acker
Dr. Gabriel Schenk
Fantasy Studies British Literature
Children’s Literature
Cultural Studies
Epic Fantasy
Fairy Tales
Fall Survey 2023
Fantasy
Philosophy
Women's Studies
Worldbuilding
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Le Morte Darthur Series Dr. Liam Daley General Humanities Arthurian Literature
Fall Survey 2023
History
Le Morte Darthur
The Middle Ages
Ink Spots and Tea Stains: What we Learn from C.S. Lewis's Writing Habits Dr. Brenton Dickieson Creative Writing Archival Research
Arthurian Literature
British Literature
Children’s Literature
Composition
Crafting
Creative Writing
CS Lewis
Digital Humanities
Fantasy
JRR Tolkien
Owen Barfield
Poetry
Science Fiction
The Inklings
The Middle Ages
Worldbuilding
Mixed Lecture/Discussion Spotlight October 2024
In the Age of Wonder: The Many Themes of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Kerra Fletcher
Jay Moses
Fantasy Studies Anthropocene
Comparative Mythology
Drama
Ecocriticism
Epic Fantasy
Ethics
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Film Studies
Magic
Metaphysics
Monsters
Weird Fiction
Worldbuilding
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Introduction to Ancient Magic Series Series of 3 Shawn Gaffney General Humanities Ancient Middle East
Fall Survey 2023
Magic
Introduction to Linguistics Aidan Aannestad General Humanities Fall Survey 2023
Linguistics
Introduction to Watercolor Painting Praise Moyer General Humanities Art
Crafting
Skills
Workshops
Lecture-based
Inventing King Arthur: Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain Dr. Liam Daley General Humanities Arthurian Literature
Fall Survey 2023
The Middle Ages
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Text, Translation, Film Dr. Liam Daley General Humanities Adaptation Theory
Fairy Tales
Fall Survey 2023
Film Studies
JRR Tolkien
Monsters
The Middle Ages
Japanese for Beginners Series Series of 6 Pilar Barrera Language Beginning Languages
East Asian Studies
Japan
Discussion-based
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT): N5 Test Prep Dr. Robert Steed
Pilar Barrera
Nancy "Anni" Foasberg
Language East Asian Studies
Fall Survey 2023
Japan
Test Preparation
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Japanese Through Culture Series Series of 3 Hitomi Takemura Language Anime
Conversational Languages
Japan
Linguistics
Literacy
Video Games
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Japanese Through Lyrics Sam Roche Language Cultural Studies
East Asian Studies
Japan
Music
Discussion-based
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún Dr. Carl Anderson Fantasy Studies Germanic Studies
JRR Tolkien
Poetry
The Middle Ages
Knewbetta’s Guide to The Silmarillion Knewbetta Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
JRR Tolkien
May Showcase 2024
Mixed Lecture/Discussion May 2024 August 2024
Korean Culture for K-Drama Lovers Sam Roche General Humanities Drama
East Asian Studies
Film Studies
Food
History
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Life in the Middle Ages Series of 3 Dr. Larry Swain General Humanities History
The Middle Ages
Meet The Last Man Dr. Amy H. Sturgis General Humanities Anthropocene
British Literature
Ecocriticism
Gothic Literature
Romanticism
Science Fiction
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Middle High German Beginning Series Series of 3 Dr. Isaac Schendel Language Beginning Languages
Fall Survey 2023
Germanic Studies
Linguistics
The Middle Ages
Middle High German Series: A Month of Minnesang Dr. Isaac Schendel Language Advanced Languages
Beginning Languages
Germanic Studies
Linguistics
May Showcase 2024
The Middle Ages
Mixed Lecture/Discussion May 2024 August 2024 October 2024
Miyazaki: Recovery of Innocence Keli Fancher Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Fall Survey 2023
Japan
Discussion-based
Novel in a Year: Creative Writing Series Series of 12 Sparrow F. Alden
Dr. Julian Barr
Christopher Bartlett
Catherine Conners
Will Estes
Dr. Carol Oliver
Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Novel In a Year
Oct Showcase 2023
Discussion-based
Old English Series Series of 7 Dr. Isaac Schendel
Dr. Larry Swain
Language Beginning Languages
Fall Survey 2023
Germanic Studies
Old Norse Sagas in Translation: Njál’s Saga Dr. Carl Anderson General Humanities Germanic Studies
The Middle Ages
Viking Age
Mixed Lecture/Discussion August 2024
Old Norse Series Series of 6 Dr. Carl Anderson Language Beginning Languages
Fall Survey 2023
Germanic Studies
Plant-based Entheogens, Shapers of History and Consciousness Dr. Robert Steed General Humanities History
Religious Studies
Lecture-based
Reading L.M. Montgomery as Fantasy: Part 1: Anne of Green Gables Dr. Brenton Dickieson General Humanities Canada
Children’s Literature
Creative Writing
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Magic
Modernism
Romanticism
Speculative Fiction
Women's Studies
Worldbuilding
Young Adult Fiction
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Scottish Gaelic Song Sìne Màiri MacDougall Language Conversational Languages
Music
Poetry
Discussion-based
Such an Odyssey! Series of 4 Dr. Faith Acker General Humanities Classical Literature
History
Poetry
The Greco-Roman World
Travel Literature
Discussion-based
The Body in Tolkien's Legendarium Dr. Chris Vaccaro Fantasy Studies Cultural Studies
Fantasy
JRR Tolkien
Mixed Lecture/Discussion August 2024
The Dark is Rising Sequence Series Dr. Sara Brown Fantasy Studies British Literature
Children’s Literature
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Magic
Discussion-based
The Fantastic in East Asia Dr. Robert Steed Fantasy Studies China
East Asian Studies
Japan
Oct Showcase 2023
Lecture-based October 2023
The History, People, and Culture of Tolkien's Númenor Dr. Sara Brown Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
Discussion-based November 2022
The Iliad in Translation, Part 1 Patrick Lyon General Humanities Classical Literature
Fall Survey 2023
The Greco-Roman World
Discussion-based
The Minoans and Modernity: Minotaurs, Labyrinths, and Other Myths Dr. Hamish Williams General Humanities Ancient Middle East
Archaeology
British Literature
Children’s Literature
Classical Literature
Comparative Mythology
Cultural Studies
Fantasy
Film Studies
History
Modernism
Monsters
Science Fiction
The Greco-Roman World
Travel Literature
Utopias
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
The Science of Reading: Teaching Your Kids How to Read Elise Trudel Cedeño General Humanities Education
Linguistics
Literacy
May Showcase 2024
Skills
Mixed Lecture/Discussion May 2024 Spotlight July 2024
The Second Age of Middle-earth James Tauber Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien Lecture-based
The Story of Cinema: A SPACE Odyssey Patrick Lyon General Humanities Film Studies
May Showcase 2024
Discussion-based May 2024
Tolkien And Alchemy Dr. Sara Brown Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
JRR Tolkien
Worldbuilding
Discussion-based
Tolkien and the Classical World Dr. Hamish Williams Fantasy Studies British Literature
Classical Literature
Comparative Mythology
Cultural Studies
Epic Fantasy
Ethics
Fantasy
History
JRR Tolkien
May Showcase 2024
Philosophy
Poetry
The Greco-Roman World
Mixed Lecture/Discussion May 2024
Tolkien and the Romantics: Nature and Ecology Will Sherwood Fantasy Studies Anthropocene
British Literature
Ecocriticism
Epic Fantasy
JRR Tolkien
Legacy
Literacy
Metaphysics
Philosophy
Romanticism
Travel Literature
Women's Studies
Discussion-based
Tolkien and the Sea Jennifer Rogers Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
Tolkien's Collected Poems Series Series Dr. Corey Olsen Fantasy Studies Fantasy
History
JRR Tolkien
Poetry
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Tolkien’s Invented Languages in The Lord of the Rings James Tauber Language Invented Languages
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Tolkien's Writing Systems James Tauber Language Invented Languages
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Lecture-based
Video Game Storytelling Dominic Nardi General Humanities Digital Humanities
Fairy Tales
Fall Survey 2023
Science Fiction
Video Games
Viking Hogwarts: The World Of Old Norse Sorcery Series of 3 Dr. Irina Manea General Humanities Comparative Mythology
Cultural Studies
Fantasy
Germanic Studies
History
Magic
Religious Studies
The Middle Ages
Viking Age
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
Wayward Children Novella Series Series of 3 Laurel Stevens Fantasy Studies Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Weird Fiction
Mixed Lecture/Discussion
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