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June 2022 Modules

Advanced Greek Readings: Gospel of John 1
First in the Series

Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays at 9:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 30, and June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Find yourself in need of a refresher for your Greek skills? Come join us for reading the Gospel of John in the original Greek! This module will review grammar where needed, discuss the latest lexical tools, touch on textual issues, but mostly work through this text at a relaxed pace.
Precepted by Dr. Larry Swain

Beginning Scottish Gaelic 1
First in the Series

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28
The Beginning Scottish Gaelic series consists of three intoructory modules, introducing language and grammar in line with European fluency standard A1. Covering basic conversation, vocabulary building, introducing case structure, irregular verbs, and prepositional pronouns, this module will be using the A1 Inntrigeadh resources from SpeakGaelic.scot.

Module 1 Class Delivery
Class 1 and 2 will cover Topic 1: New Friends
Class 3 and 4 will cover Topic 2: Places
Class 5 and 6 will cover Topic 3: Weather
Class 7 and 8 will cover Topic 4: Family

Module 2 Class Delivery
Class 1 and 2 will cover Topic 5: Home
Class 3 and 4 will cover Topic 6: Time
Class 5 and 6 will cover Topic 7: Work
Class 7 and 8 will cover Topic 8: Time Off

Module 3 Class Delivery
Class 1 and 2 will cover Topic 9: Food & Drink
Class 3 and 4 will cover Topic 10: Shopping
Class 5 and 6 will cover Topic 11: Day-to-day
Class 7 and 8 will cover Topic 12: Describing People

After the 3-module opening series, students wishing to continue learning Scottish Gaelic can proceed to Gaelic Foundations 1.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs 4
Continuing Series

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28
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: Redemption

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays at 8:00 PM Eastern for sessions on May 30, and June 2, 13, 16, 20, 27 (1.5 hr), 30 (1.5 hr) (skipping June 23 because of Mythmoot)
Join us for the second of two modules dedicated to exploring Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. In this second module we’ll cover episodes 33-64 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

Old English 1
First in the Series

Meeting Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 6:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 31, and June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
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 English 6
Continuing Series

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays at 5:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on May 30, and June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23
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.

Tolkien's Writing Systems
Spotlight 

Meeting Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:00 AM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29 (skipping June 24 because of Mythmoot)
This module will study various writing systems invented or adapted by Tolkien. We will primarily look at the Tengwar and the Angerthas (Cirth) described in The Lord of the Rings but we will also touch on other systems such as the Hobbit runes and other runic variants as well as the Goblin Alphabet from Letters from Father Christmas. Along the way we will introduce some basic phonetics and place Tolkien’s inventions in the context of the writing systems of the primary world.
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