Upcoming Courses

Future Courses

In an effort to help students better plan their course loads as they work toward an M.A. in Language and Literature or a Graduate Diploma in Language and Literature, we are providing a preliminary list of courses for the upcoming academic year on this page.

Please note that this list is subject to change and may not reflect the final course offerings for any given semester. See all of our classes or our course archive for more information about current and past classes. You can also see our list of courses eligible for Anytime Audits.

Summer 2023 Courses (Term begins May 1, 2023)

Note: The Summer 2023 semester will include a 1 week summer break June 19-23, 2023

CourseInstructor(s)Type
Tolkien Illustrated: Picturing the LegendariumJoel MerrinerLive
Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. LovecraftDr. Amy H. SturgisFlex
The Inklings and King ArthurDr. Gabriel Schenk & Dr. Maggie ParkeFlex
Introduction to Old NorseDr. Carl Edlund AndersonFlex

Fall 2023 Courses (Term begins August 28, 2023)

CourseInstructor(s)Type
The Inklings’ Magical MilieuDr. Sørina HigginsLive
Foundations in Critical Reading and ResearchDr. Faith AckerFlex
Chaucer II: The Canterbury TalesDr. Corey OlsenFlex
Tolkien’s Wars and Middle-earthJohn GarthFlex
Eddic Poetry in Old NorseDr. Carl Edlund Anderson & Dr. Paul PetersonLive

Spring 2024 Courses (Term begins January 8, 2024)

CourseInstructor(s)Type
New Harry Potter course (title TBC)Dr. Maggie ParkeLive
Introduction to the Gothic LanguageDr. Paul Peterson & Dr. Nelson GoeringFlex
Classical Myths & LegendsDr. Larry SwainFlex
Beyond Middle-earthDr. Tom Shippey & Dr. Corey OlsenFlex

Courses in Development (titles and dates TBC)

CourseInstructor(s)Type
Tolkien & ScienceDr. Kristine LarsenLive
Tolkien the MedievalistDr. Anna SmolLive
Icelandic SagasDr. Paul PetersonDr. Nelson Goering & Dr. Carl Edlund AndersonLive
Narnia and the Art of WorldbuildingDr. Brenton DickiesonLive
Revised Latin course cycleTBCLive

Looking for more information about upcoming classes? Contact our Student Support Team.