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November 2022 Modules

Advanced Old English: Selections in Prose

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays @7:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Oct 31 and ending on Nov 28 (with no class on Nov 24).
For this module a selection of prose texts not usually encountered in readings classes will be examined. First, the Life of St. Swithun. When this is finished we will explore short selections from Alfred's Laws, a charter or two, and a will from a tenth century noble woman to round out the module.
Precepted by Larry Swain.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Oct 31 and ending on Nov 28 (with no class on Nov 23).
You've seen the original series, now it's time to watch the sequel.

Come watch us for an intense month of Avatar-viewing as we watch through the entire ""Legend of Korra"" animated show and discuss it in a book club format.
Precepted by Keli Fancher.

Beginning Greek 2 Continuing Series

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays @9:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 1 and ending on Nov 28 (with no class on Nov 24).
Want to read the NT in the original Greek? The Greek translation of the Old Testament? This module’s for you! We continue our study introducing learners to the basics of ancient Greek: the alphabet, introduction to the verb system (tenses and moods) and the noun system (the very helpful article, first and second declension). Over several modules, the students will learn the foundations of the language and then students will be able to read texts.
Precepted by Larry Swain.

Beginning Japanese 5 Continuing Series

Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays @9:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 2 and ending on Nov 30 (with no class on Nov 23).
Continuing from where we ended in Japanese 4, we will advance our knowledge of Japanese grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, and kanji as we work our way through the Genki textbook.
Precepted by Robert Steed.
Backup preceptor: Pilar Barrera.

Cosmere Club - Mistborn: The Final Empire

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 1 and ending on Nov 29 (with no class on Nov 24).
"You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way." - Breeze

Don't let Breeze dissuade you, come join us for this module where we'll read (and yes talk about) Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn: The Final Empire.

Book-talk is always welcome!
Precepted by Keli Fancher.

Creative Writing: One Month Story

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Oct 31 and ending on Nov 28 (with no class on Nov 24).
We will walk through a complete project from pre-writing through writing, revising, editing, (revising, revising, revising), proofreading, and talking about publication options. Are you interested in finally getting down that memoir of your childhood? making a storybook for your grands? turning that daydream into a novelette? This adventure is for you! Whether your story is a draft, an outline, or a daydream, your project is welcome here in a place where we are aiming to finish it!
Precepted by Sparrow Alden.

Introduction to Ancient Magic 1 First in the Series

Meeting Tuesdays & Wednesdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 1 and ending on Nov 29 (with no class on Nov 23).
An introduction to magic in the ancient world provides a short survey of the earliest known magical texts and objects, including the Pyramid texts, Sumerian exorcism spells, and objects used in different apotropaic rituals. Divination and other forms of magic will be included as well. What was the earliest magic? What did it do and how did it work? Who practiced magic? How was magic related to religion?
Precepted by Shawn Gaffney.

Knewbetta’s Guide to the Silmarillion

Meeting Mondays and Tuesdays @6:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 1 and ending on Nov 28.
Is The Silmarillion your favorite book? Is it your least-favorite book? Whether you’re reading it for the first or fiftieth time, KnewBettaDoBetta will help you see it in a more fun, relatable way!

Tolkien’s The Silmarillion is inarguably a complex read. KnewBetta seeks to make it more accessible by teaching the lore in an understandable way. His hope is that everyone can share his knowledge and passion! This course will look at characters, relationships, relatable themes, and meanings that you may not have explored yet.
Precepted by Knewbetta and James Tauber.

Latin in a Year 9 Continuing Series

Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays @10:00 AM for eight consecutive 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Oct 31 and ending on Nov 23 (day before Thanksgiving).
Building on a general knowledge of all major noun and verb forms, students will be ready, in the ninth month of Latin in a Year, to explore some grammatical constructions that build upon subjunctive verb forms and to apply techniques from comparative adjectives to more complex adverb formations. Students will work through three chapters of Wheelock’s Latin and continue developing translation techniques by working through textbook sentences and short Latin passages.

This module covers chapters 31-33 of Wheelock’s Latin::
- 31: Cum Clauses; Fero
- 32: Formation and Comparison of Adverbs; Volo, Malo, Nolo; Proviso Clauses
- 33: Conditions
Precepted by Faith Acker.

Middle High German 2: An Epic Continuation

Meeting Fridays in a two-hour block from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Time), beginning Oct 28 and ending on Nov 18.
This module is a continuation of Middle High German 1 with the plan to continue with the 14th âventiure of the Nibelungenlied until we complete it. After that, we will switch to some Arthuriana - Iwein, by Hartmann von Aue, the German “translation” of Chrétien de Troyes’[s] Yvain, the Knight of the Lion. Also, if the students want to read something else, your preceptor is all ears!
Precepted by Isaac Schendel.

Milton's Paradise Lost

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays @7:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 1 and ending on Nov 29 (with no class on Nov 24).
John Milton’s seventeenth-century epic, Paradise Lost, provides a masterclass in worldbuilding. After an introduction to Milton, we will begin with Milton’s conception of Hell, which is not in the center of the earth, as Dante has it. We travel next from the depths of the Inferno to the heights of Heaven. After three sessions, we finally arrive in Paradise and meet our first parents, Adam and Eve, who are being stalked by the shapeshifting Satan. A storytelling episode in the center of the epic takes us back to Heaven to observe war between the angels of light and the angels of darkness. When we return to Paradise, however, it is only to watch it fall, and the final session wraps up the epic as we are shown Exile—life after Paradise lost.
Precepted by Jeremy Larson.

Old Norse 4 Continuing Series

Meeting Mondays & Thursdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 3 and ending on Dec 1 (with no class on Nov 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 Carl Anderson.

Tolkien & Magic

Meeting Wednesdays & Thursdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 2 and ending on Nov 30 (with no class on Nov 24).
The magic of Middle-earth is a fascinating topic, sparking conversations about its nature, origins, mechanism, and primary-world analogues. Did you know that while Tolkien was writing his fictional language, many of his friends and contemporaries were practicing ceremonial magic? In this class, we’ll look at Elf-magic, Entish powers, prophecy, wizardry, telepathy, the power of the Ring, angelic and constructed languages, words of power, Saruman’s sorcerous voice, immortality, and spiritual ontology. We might even find out what Tolkien thought of his friends who told fortunes and cast spells!
Precepted by Sørina Higgins.
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