Class Archive

See when Signum previously offered each of our courses.

Have a question about our classes? Contact our Student Support Team.

This catalog archive page provides a historical overview of classes Signum University has offered in previous semesters.

For additional course information, see the following pages:

  • Future Courses – shows which classes will be offered in upcoming semesters
  • All Courses – shows all active courses offered by Signum University
    • Literature Courses – shows all active literature classes offered by Signum University
    • Language Courses – shows all active language classes offered by Signum University

Jump to: 2022-23 | 2021-22 | 2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19 | 2017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12

2022-23 Academic Year

Summer 2023 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Tolkien Illustrated: Picturing the LegendariumJoel Merriner
The Inklings and King ArthurGabriel Schenk & Maggie Parke
Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. LovecraftAmy H. Sturgis
Introduction to Old NorseCarl Edlund Anderson

Spring 2023 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Race, Gender, and the Other in Tolkien’s Middle-earthSara Brown & Christopher T. Vaccaro
Chaucer I: Visions of LoveCorey Olsen
The Gothic TraditionAmy H. Sturgis
Introduction to Germanic Philology IINelson Goering

Fall 2022 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Beowulf Through TolkienTom Shippey & Nelson Goering
Shakespeare and the Middle AgesLiam Daley & Faith Acker
Dark AcademiaAmy H. Sturgis
Introduction to Germanic Philology INelson Goering
Foundations in Critical Reading and ResearchFaith Acker

2021-22 Academic Year

Summer 2022 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Tolkien in ContextSara Brown
Digital TextJames Tauber
The Dystopian TraditionAmy H. Sturgis
Germanic Myths and LegendsPaul Peterson

Spring 2022 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
The Return of King ArthurGabriel Schenk
Tolkien’s World of Middle-earthVerlyn Flieger
Science Fiction Part IAmy H. Sturgis
Old Saxon: Heliand and GenesisNelson Goering & Paul Peterson

Fall 2021 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
The Story of the HobbitCorey Olsen
Ursula K. Le Guin: WorldbuilderKristine Ainsworth Swank
Beowulf in Old EnglishNelson Goering, Paul Peterson & Larry Swain
The Life and Times of the English EpicFaith Acker

2020-21 Academic Year

Summer 2021 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Exploring Star TrekAmy H. Sturgis
Introduction to Old EnglishMichael Drout & Nelson Goering
Tolkien’s PoetryCorey Olsen
Classical Myths and LegendsLarry Swain

Spring 2021 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Introduction to the Gothic LanguagePaul Peterson & Nelson Goering
Chaucer II: The Canterbury TalesCorey Olsen
Tolkien & TraditionVerlyn Flieger
Sherlock, Science & RatiocinationAmy H. Sturgis

Fall 2020 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
The Worlds of J.R.R. TolkienJohn Garth
Folkloric Transformations: Vampires & Big Bad WolvesDimitra Fimi
Chaucer I: Visions of LoveCorey Olsen
Eddic Poetry in Old NorseCarl Edlund Anderson and Paul Peterson

2019-20 Academic Year

Summer 2020 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
The Meaning of Star WarsAmy H. Sturgis
Celtic Myth in Children’s FantasyDimitra Fimi
Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earthJohn Garth
Introduction to Old NorseCarl Edlund Anderson and Paul Peterson

Spring 2020 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Classical Myths and LegendsLarry Swain
Lewis & TolkienCorey Olsen
Modern Fantasy IICorey Olsen
Intro to Germanic Philology IINelson Goering

Fall 2019 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Germanic Myths & LegendsPaul Peterson
C. S. Lewis and Mythologies of Love & SexBrenton Dickieson
Modern Fantasy ICorey Olsen
Introduction to Germanic Philology INelson Goering
Tolkien in ContextSara Brown

2018-19 Academic Year

Summer 2019 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
The Inklings and King ArthurGabriel Schenk and Maggie Parke
The Dystopian TraditionAmy Sturgis
Beyond Middle-earthTom Shippey and Corey Olsen
Beowulf in Old EnglishNelson Goering

Spring 2019 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
The Life and Times of the English EpicFaith Acker
Tolkien’s World of Middle-earthVerlyn Flieger
Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. LovecraftAmy H. Sturgis
Norse Myths & SagasCarl Anderson
Introduction to Old EnglishMichael DroutNelson Goering

Fall 2018 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Eddic Poetry in Old NorseCarl Edlund Anderson
Introduction to Theory, Research, and WritingVarious
Science Fiction, Part IIAmy H. Sturgis
The Gothic TraditionAmy H. Sturgis
Tolkien and TraditionVerlyn Flieger

2017-18 Academic Year

Summer 2018 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Intro to Old NorseCarl Edlund Anderson
Science Fiction, Part IAmy H. Sturgis
The Story of the HobbitCorey Olsen

Spring 2018 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Beowulf Through TolkienTom Shippey, Nelson Goering
Chaucer II: The Canterbury TalesCorey Olsen
Introduction to Germanic Philology IINelson Goering
Literature, Film, and TechnocultureChad Andrews
The Potter SagaAmy H. Sturgis
Tolkien’s PoetryCorey Olsen

Fall 2017 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Beowulf in Old EnglishNelson Goering
Chaucer I: Visions of LoveCorey Olsen
Elementary Latin IPhilip Walsh
Introduction to Germanic Philology INelson Goering
Introduction to Theory, Research, and WritingVarious
Norse Myths and SagasCarl Edlund Anderson
Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earthJohn Garth

2016-17 Academic Year

Summer 2017 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Beyond Middle-earthCorey Olsen, Tom Shippey
Celtic Myth in Children’s LiteratureDimitra Fimi
Elementary Latin IPhilip Walsh
Intro to Anglo-SaxonMichael Drout, Nelson Goering

Spring 2017 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Intro to Old NorseCarl Edlund Anderson
Introduction to Theory, Research, and WritingVarious
Lewis & TolkienCorey Olsen
Shakespeare and the Middle AgesLiam Daley, Faith Acker
The Potter SagaAmy H. Sturgis
Tolkien in ContextSara Brown
Tolkien’s World of Middle-earthVerlyn Flieger

Fall 2016 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Beowulf in Old EnglishNelson Goering
Folkloric TransformationsDimitra Fimi
Intro to Anglo-SaxonMichael Drout, Nelson Goering
Sherlock, Science and RatiocinationAmy H. Sturgis
Tolkien and TraditionVerlyn Flieger

2015-16 Academic Year

Summer 2016 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Elementary Latin IIPhilip Walsh
Mythologies of Love and SexBrenton Dickieson
The Inklings and Science FictionDouglas A. Anderson

Spring 2016 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Elementary Latin IPhilip Walsh
Language Invention Through TolkienAndrew Higgins
Modern Fantasy IICorey Olsen
The Story of the HobbitCorey Olsen

Fall 2015 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Intro to Anglo-SaxonMichael Drout, Nelson Goering
The Force of Star Wars: Examining the EpicAmy H. Sturgis
Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earthJohn Garth

2014-15 Academic Year

Summer 2015 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. LovecraftAmy H. Sturgis
Tolkien’s PoetryCorey Olsen

Spring 2015 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Beowulf Through TolkienTom Shippey, Nelson Goering
Science Fiction, Part IIAmy H. Sturgis

Fall 2014 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Lewis & TolkienCorey Olsen
Roots of the Mountain: Fantasy Before TolkienDouglas A. Anderson
Science Fiction, Part IAmy H. Sturgis

2013-14 Academic Year

Summer 2014 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Chaucer II: The Canterbury TalesCorey Olsen
Taking Harry Seriously: The Artistry and Meaning of the Harry Potter SagaAmy H. Sturgis
The Lord of the Rings: A Cultural Studies and Audience Reception ApproachRobin Anne Reid

Spring 2014 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Celtic Myth in Children’s LiteratureDimitra Fimi
Chaucer I: Visions of LoveCorey Olsen
The Gothic TraditionAmy H. Sturgis

Fall 2013 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Philology Through TolkienTom Shippey, Nelson Goering
Sherlock, Science and RatiocinationAmy H. Sturgis
Tolkien and TraditionVerlyn Flieger

2012-13 Academic Year

Summer 2013 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Beyond Middle-earthCorey Olsen, Tom Shippey
Elementary Latin IIPhilip Walsh
The Dystopian TraditionAmy H. Sturgis

Spring 2013 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Elementary Latin IPhilip Walsh
Science Fiction, Part IIAmy H. Sturgis
The Story of the HobbitCorey Olsen
Tolkien’s World of Middle-earthVerlyn Flieger

Fall 2012 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Elementary Latin IIPhilip Walsh
Science Fiction, Part IAmy H. Sturgis
The Story of the HobbitCorey Olsen

2011-12 Academic Year

Summer 2012 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Elementary Latin IPhilip Walsh
Modern FantasyCorey Olsen
The Arthur Story: History, Mystery, MythVerlyn Flieger

Spring 2012 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
The Making of Myth: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. TolkienCorey Olsen
Taking Harry Seriously: The Artistry and Meanings of the Harry Potter SagaAmy H. Sturgis

Fall 2011 Courses

CourseLecturer(s)
Tolkien and the EpicDr. Corey Olsen