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May 2022 Modules

Advanced Old English: Riddles

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays at 7:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
This module will focus on reading a number of Riddles in Old English. The Riddles cover a wide range of subjects from the bawdy to sublime, aimed at both lower class and learned classes. In short, they are fun!
Precepted by Dr. Larry Swain

Advanced Old Norse: Volsunga Saga
First in the Series

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00 AM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
(Note: This module can be joined in any month.)

Vǫlsunga saga (“The Saga of the Vǫlsungs”) is a medieval Icelandic retelling of one of the best-known legendary cycles of the pre-modern Germanic-speaking world – stories that influenced the operas of Richard Wagner, the fantasies of J. R. R. Tolkien, and many other modern creative artists. In this module, you will begin to translate Vǫlsunga saga and discuss both the language and how the saga’s version of the legends relate to other versions known from the medieval world.
Precepted by Dr. Carl Anderson

Creative Writing: Workshop

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays at 8:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
We will meet to blend learning, discussion, and playing games with reading, appreciating, and commenting on one another’s work as it is submitted for peer review. Writers are encouraged—but never required—to submit new pieces in any state of draftiness or readiness up to 2,000 words each week for peer reading and feedback. Our Collaborative Feedback method, developed here at Signum University, asks us to comment at the author's comfort level through a structured reader (not editor) response. We gather to encourage the story that the author wants to tell. Our philosophy of kindness first might just turn around your previous experience of writing groups.





A seat has been reserved in this module for any writer (especially a beginner) of marginalized identity to support them finding their voice. Please simply write to [email protected] to identify yourself if you wish to join the class.





Note: For more information about the Collaborative Feedback Method in SPACE, please check out our video here.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs 3
Continuing Series

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
The Hieroglyphics series will present students with a basic understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs, grammar, and knowledge about how to proceed with further study. In this sequence of courses we will discuss how to translate steles that you are likely to encounter in museums, as well as their cultural significance. As student progress, the class will tackle more complex translation. Each one-month module builds on the previous one, so students ready to learn Hieroglyphics will communicate with our Director and Professor Gaffney to make the right placement for everyone.
Precepted by Shawn Gaffney

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Sin

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays at 8:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
Join us for the first of two modules dedicated to exploring the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. anime series. In this first module we’ll cover episodes 1-32 and the development and placement of its major themes including Truth, Science, Religion, Oppression, and Loss amongst others. Attending the next module in this series is not required, but for full enjoyment it’s definitely recommended.
Precepted by Keli Fancher

Klingon 1
First in the Series

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays at 9:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
ghojlu’meH QaQ jajvam! (“Today is a good day to learn!”) Klingons: the bumpy-headed warrior race from Star Trek that is obsessed with honor and glory. You’ve heard about people who learn to speak Klingon, and now you can join their ranks. This course will teach students how to read and speak the Warrior’s Tongue. Start with basic grammar and work up to complex sentences. Learn Klingon’s complex inventory of prefixes and suffixes. By the end of this course, you will be able to read and converse in basic Klingon. Qapla’! (“Success!”).

After Klingon 1, those students wishing to continue their Klingon experience can take Klingon 2, the final module in the Klingon series.
Precepted by David Trimboli

Latin in a Year 1
First in the Series Spotlight 

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
In this month-long introduction to the formal study of Latin, students will learn the basic principles of Latin translation, learn to conjugate Latin verbs in the present tense and decline Latin nouns in the 1st and 2nd declensions, and practice translating sentences and short Latin passages. The first step in Signum SPACE's Latin in a Year sequence, this module covers chapters 1-4 of Wheelock's Latin.
Precepted by Dr. Faith Acker

Latin in a Year 5
Continuing Series

Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:00 AM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
This fifth unit of Signum SPACE’s Latin in a Year sequence expects students to be familiar with active verb conjugations in all six tenses; nouns and adjectives in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd declensions; and personal, reflexive, and demonstrative pronouns. During this fifth month, students will work through five chapters of Wheelock’s Latin, completing the grammar and material in the first half of the textbook (through Chapter 20) in the process. This segment covers relative pronouns, all passive indicative verb forms, and fourth declension noun endings. This unit also provides a sound review and a good starting point for students who completed the Latin I MA class at Signum University and wish to continue the study of Latin at a comparatively gentler pace.
Precepted by Dr. Faith Acker

Old English 5
Continuing Series

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays at 5:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
Ready to begin learning Old English? This series of modules introduces students to the vocabulary and structure of the earliest recorded form of the English language. One year of modules prepares the student to read texts from over a thousand years ago! Each one-month module builds on the previous one, so students ready to learn Old English will communicate with our Director and Professor Swain to make the right placement for everyone.

Old Norse 2
Continuing Series

Meeting Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM (Eastern Time) for four 2-hour sessions on May 3, 10, 17, 24
This series of modules introduces you to the vocabulary and grammar of Old Norse, preparing you to read medieval sagas, eddic poetry, and even Viking-Age runic inscriptions. Each one-month module builds on the previous one, so students ready to learn Old Norse will communicate with our Director and Professor Anderson to choose the right placement for everyone.
Precepted by Dr. Carl Anderson

Tolkien’s Invented Languages in The Lord of the Rings
Spotlight 

Meeting Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:00 AM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
In this puzzle-solving course we will work to piece together Tolkien’s invented languages based primarily on how they are used in The Lord of the Rings. Although much richer linguistic information became publicly available later, this course will look primarily at those aspects of the languages revealed through the main text and appendices of The Lord of the Rings.
If you have any questions about the SPACE program, please reach out to [email protected].