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Highlighted Modules

Welcome to our highlighted modules! When we highlight a module it also helps showcase that module on a preceptor's course page. This is one way we can show you:
  1. Modules that our preceptors would love to teach or reoffer soon
  2. Modules that we are wanting to gauge student interest in
  3. Modules that are newer to Blackberry

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Module Preceptor Sector Portals Wishlist Occurrences
A Brief Exploration of Japanese Poetry Dr. Robert Steed
Pilar Barrera
General Humanities East Asian Studies
Japan
Poetry
Adaptations of Middle-earth: From Deitch and Bakshi to Jackson Patrick Lyon Fantasy Studies Film Studies
JRR Tolkien
Advanced Old English Series: Readings in Poetry and Prose Series Dr. Larry Swain Language Advanced Languages
Germanic Studies
A Journey Through The History of the Hobbit Series James Tauber Fantasy Studies Fairy Tales
Fantasy
JRR Tolkien
Beginning Greek Series Series Dr. Larry Swain Language Beginning Languages
Bible
The Greco-Roman World
Beginning Swedish Dr. Paul Peterson Language Beginning Languages
Germanic Studies
May Showcase 2024
May 2024 July 2024
Cinema Club: Shakespeare's "Macbeth" Dr. Liam Daley General Humanities June 2024
Cosmere Club - Mistborn Series Keli Fancher Fantasy Studies Epic Fantasy
Fall Survey 2023
Creative Writing: Aristotle's Poetics for Story-Tellers Dr. Julian Barr Creative Writing Adaptation Theory
Classical Literature
Collaborative Feedback
Composition
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Philosophy
Poetry
The Greco-Roman World
Spotlight May 2024
Creative Writing: Emotional Stakes (Novel in a Year) Continuing Series Sparrow Alden
Dr. Carol Oliver
Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Novel In a Year
May 2024
Creative Writing: Intro to Scriptwriting (10-Minute Scenes) Dr. Liam Daley Creative Writing Creative Writing
Drama
Workshops
Spotlight July 2024
Creative Writing: Oral Storytelling Sparrow Alden
Christopher Bartlett
Creative Writing Children’s Literature
Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Drama
Fairy Tales
Fall Survey 2023
Workshops
Creative Writing: Story Revision Workshop Catherine Conners Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Composition
Creative Writing
Workshops
Creative Writing: Tools of the Song Writer Christopher Bartlett Creative Writing Adaptation Theory
Collaborative Feedback
Composition
Creative Writing
Fall Survey 2023
Music
Poetry
Creative Writing: Workshop Sparrow Alden
Dr. Julian Barr
Christopher Bartlett
Will Estes
Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Skills
Workshops
November 2022 June 2024 November 2024
Creative Writing: World-Building in Action Dr. Julian Barr Creative Writing Collaborative Feedback
Composition
Creative Writing
Education
Epic Fantasy
Fall Survey 2023
Fantasy
JRR Tolkien
Le Guin
Skills
Workshops
Worldbuilding
Eating Our Way Through Anime Bronwyn Rivera
Nancy "Anni" Foasberg
Fantasy Studies Anime
Cultural Studies
East Asian Studies
Food
History
Japan
Oct Showcase 2023
October 2023
Egyptian Hieroglyphs Series Series Shawn Gaffney Language Ancient Middle East
Beginning Languages
Fall Survey 2023
Electronic Text Markup With XML and TEI James Tauber General Humanities Digital Humanities
English Sonnet Readings Dr. Faith Acker General Humanities Poetry
Enjoying Shakespeare: As You Like It Dr. Chris Vaccaro General Humanities Shakespeare August 2024
Exploring Natsume’s Book of Friends Series Series Nancy "Anni" Foasberg Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Japan
Monsters
Exploring William Gibson's Jackpot: Agency Dr. Patrick Malloy Fantasy Studies Anthropocene
Science Fiction
Time Travel
Weird Fiction
May 2024
History of the Book Arts Dr. Larry Swain General Humanities History
Oct Showcase 2023
October 2023
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Sin Keli Fancher Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Japan
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Redemption Keli Fancher Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Japan
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
Le Morte Darthur Series Dr. Liam Daley General Humanities Arthurian Literature
Fall Survey 2023
History
Le Morte Darthur
The Middle Ages
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
June 2024
Introduction to Ancient Magic Series Series Shawn Gaffney General Humanities Ancient Middle East
Fall Survey 2023
Magic
Introduction to Early Buddhism Dr. Robert Steed General Humanities East Asian Studies
Religious Studies
Introduction to Linguistics Aidan Aannestad General Humanities Fall Survey 2023
Linguistics
Introduction to Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales: A House of Pomegranates Pilar Barrera Fantasy Studies Children’s Literature
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Introduction to Watercolor Painting Praise Moyer General Humanities Art
Crafting
Skills
Workshops
June 2024
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 Pilar Barrera Language Beginning Languages
East Asian Studies
Japan
Japanese through Culture Hitomi Takemura Language Anime
Conversational Languages
Japan
Linguistics
Literacy
May Showcase 2024
Video Games
May 2024 Spotlight July 2024
Knewbetta’s Guide to The Silmarillion Knewbetta Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
JRR Tolkien
May Showcase 2024
May 2024 August 2024
Korean for Beginners Series Series Sam Roche Language Beginning Languages
Conversational Languages
East Asian Studies
Fall Survey 2023
Linguistics
Latin In A Year Series Series Dr. Faith Acker Language Beginning Languages
Fall Survey 2023
Oct Showcase 2023
The Greco-Roman World
Level Up Your Term Paper(s): Preparing for Conferences Dr. Faith Acker General Humanities Fall Survey 2023
Skills
Workshops
Life in the Middle Ages Series 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
Middle High German Beginning Series Series 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
May 2024 May 2024
Miyazaki: Recovery of Innocence Keli Fancher Fantasy Studies Anime
East Asian Studies
Fall Survey 2023
Japan
Modern British Poetry Dr. Sara Brown General Humanities British Literature
Poetry
Nordic Madness: Exploring Children's Literature in Three Nordic Authors Pilar Barrera Fantasy Studies Children’s Literature
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Old English Series Series Dr. Isaac Schendel
Dr. Larry Swain
Language Beginning Languages
Fall Survey 2023
Germanic Studies
Old Norse Sagas in Translation: Sagas of Heroic Legend Dr. Carl Anderson General Humanities Fall Survey 2023
Germanic Studies
The Middle Ages
Plant-based Entheogens, Shapers of History and Consciousness Dr. Robert Steed General Humanities History
Religious Studies
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
Russian Fairy Tales: Journeys, Quests, and Chicken Legs Pilar Barrera Fantasy Studies Children’s Literature
Cultural Studies
Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Star Wars: Mysteries of the Force Joshua Sosa Fantasy Studies Comparative Mythology
Epic Fantasy
Science Fiction
Star Wars
Such an Odyssey! Series Dr. Faith Acker General Humanities Classical Literature
History
Poetry
The Greco-Roman World
Travel Literature
The Andre Norton Nebula Award Sparrow Alden
Dr. Sara Brown
General Humanities Children’s Literature
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
June 2024
The Dark is Rising Sequence Series Dr. Sara Brown Fantasy Studies British Literature
Children’s Literature
Epic Fantasy
Fantasy
Magic
The Fantastic in East Asia Dr. Robert Steed Fantasy Studies China
East Asian Studies
Japan
Oct Showcase 2023
October 2023
The History, People, and Culture of Tolkien's Númenor Dr. Sara Brown Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
The Inklings
Worldbuilding
November 2022
The Iliad in Translation, Part 1 Patrick Lyon General Humanities Classical Literature
Fall Survey 2023
The Greco-Roman World
The Science of Reading: Teaching Your Kids How to Read Elise Trudel Cedeño General Humanities Education
Linguistics
Literacy
May Showcase 2024
Skills
May 2024 Spotlight July 2024
The Second Age of Middle-earth James Tauber Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
The Story of Cinema: A SPACE Odyssey Patrick Lyon General Humanities Film Studies
May Showcase 2024
May 2024 June 2024
Tolkien And Alchemy Dr. Sara Brown Fantasy Studies Fall Survey 2023
JRR Tolkien
Worldbuilding
Spotlight June 2024
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
May 2024 Spotlight July 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
Tolkien and the Sea Jennifer Rogers Fantasy Studies JRR Tolkien
Tolkien’s Invented Languages in The Lord of the Rings James Tauber Language Invented Languages
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Tolkien's Writing Systems James Tauber Language Invented Languages
JRR Tolkien
Linguistics
Victorian Gothic: Exploring Dracula Dr. Sara Brown General Humanities Fall Survey 2023
Gothic Literature
Video Game Storytelling Dominic Nardi General Humanities Digital Humanities
Fairy Tales
Fall Survey 2023
Science Fiction
Video Games
July 2024
Viking Hogwarts: The World Of Old Norse Sorcery 1 Dr. Irina-Maria Manea General Humanities Comparative Mythology
Cultural Studies
Fantasy
Germanic Studies
History
Magic
May Showcase 2024
Religious Studies
The Middle Ages
Viking history
May 2024 September 2024
Wayward Children Novella Series Series Laurel Stevens Fantasy Studies Fairy Tales
Fantasy
Weird Fiction
Writers' Workshop: The Different Body Problem Christopher Bartlett Creative Writing Children’s Literature
Collaborative Feedback
Creative Writing
Fall Survey 2023
Monsters
Oct Showcase 2023
Science Fiction
Weird Fiction
Workshops
October 2023
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