SPACE

SPACE logo is a golden compass on a field of stars.

The mission of the SPACE program is to provide numerous and varied opportunities for personal enrichment through learning. SPACE modules are designed to be academically serious but fun, focused purely on the love of learning and the joy of studying the material. SPACE provides fully online access to a serious but low-impact arena for learning, whether you are interested in building a systematic course of study or just pursuing eclectic interests.

Signum University believes in connecting learners with teachers, and with each other! SPACE modules, like all Signum classes, are based on real-time, online small-group discussion sessions. Our modules each last for one month and typically meet twice a week for an hour-long interaction under the direction of the module’s preceptor. Each module provides eight hours of class time.

If you have any questions about the SPACE program, please reach out to [email protected]

Learn more here or consult our Frequently Asked Questions document.

Embark today on your next learning adventure in SPACE!

What is the Round Trip Special all about? In celebration of our first year in SPACE, we are offering a new promotion to help you take a Round Trip with us through December and into the New Year.
Who is the promotion for? Our promotion aims to reward our SPACERS who regularly participate in our classes and to provide an opportunity to invite new friends to SPACE.
How does the Round Trip Special work?
•• Round Trip Special for Regulars: If you enroll in a December module and Vote for a January module, we will give you a Bonus Token. (It’s a 3-for-2! Fly in December and January and get a Token on us!)
•• Round Trip for Newcomers: To help newcomers to SPACE get their “feet wet,” anyone who enrolls for their first class in December will get to cast a free vote for January! (It’s a 2-for-1! Fly in December and get January on us!)
When is the Deadline? When will Rewards be issued? Since the voting period for January occurs now through November with the vote deadline on December 1, all Bonus Tokens and Free Votes will be manually added to your Blackberry Accounts during the first week of December, after voting closes. So, enroll in December (and vote for January!) and encourage new friends and family to do the same! If you have any questions about the SPACE program, please reach out to [email protected].


Step 1: Purchase your tokens. Step 2: Choose your modules. Step 3: Wait for confirmation. Step 4: Enjoy class!

The Blackberry logo: the word Blackberry in a pretty calligraphy font surmounted by a buff drawn rabbit couchant with dark ear-tips as the character in Watership Down is described.

Blackberry is our enrollment and tracking system for SPACE. All token purchases, course registration, and candidate voting now occurs through Blackberry, so please remember to sign up.

In Blackberry, you can:


Step 1: Purchase Your Tokens

SPACE Tokens are each redeemable for participation in one SPACE moduleSimply open the Blackberry registration system to purchase. SPACE Tokens never expire; you can use them whenever you like, and you can even give them away to friends!

If you would like to make a gift of one or more SPACE Tokens, first make your token purchase through Blackberry and then complete our Gift Form to let us know to whom you would like to gift the tokens.

Tokens

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Total Price

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Price Per Token

$150

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Step 2: Choose Your Modules

  • Enroll in Confirmed Modules: definitely running next month, and you can choose a Confirmed module right up until classes start.
  • or Vote for a Candidate: offered for the month after that, will run if at least four students support it. The decision will be shared on about the 7th of the month before it runs.
  • or Hang on to your Tokens, check out the Directory. The Communications Center will keep you updated!

Confirmed Modules for December 2022

Note: All listed times are in Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

December Confirmed List:
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CREATIVE WRITING SECTOR:

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FANTASY STUDIES SECTOR:

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LANGUAGE SECTOR:

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GENERAL HUMANITIES SECTOR:

Weekly Schedule at a glance for those confirmed December modules:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10 amLatin Readings for Advanced Beginners 3 

The History, People, and Culture of Tolkien’s Númenor
Latin Readings for Advanced Beginners 3 

The History, People, and Culture of Tolkien’s Númenor
The History, People, and Culture of Tolkien’s Númenor
2 pmPoetry in Tolkien’s TimePoetry in Tolkien’s TimePoetry in Tolkien’s Time
5 pmMedieval Drama: Staging the English BibleThe Witch-cult Hypothesis and Its Afterlives 

Japanese Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature (runs late on Dec 2 and 6)
Medieval Drama: Staging the English BibleMedieval Drama: Staging the English Bible

The Witch-cult Hypothesis and Its Afterlives

Japanese Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature (runs late on Dec 2 and 6)
6 pmKnewbetta’s Guide to the Silmarillion

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún 6:30 to 7:30
Gaelic History 1

Knewbetta’s Guide to the Silmarillion
Gaelic History 1

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún 6:30 to 7:30
7 pmThe Old Saxon Hêliand I The Old Saxon Hêliand I 
8 pmOld Norse 5

Creative Writing Workshop

The Last Airbender: The Comics
Introduction to Ancient Magic 2
Introduction to Ancient Magic 2

The Last Airbender: The Comics
Old Norse 5   

Creative Writing Workshop

Step 3: Wait for Confirmation

  • If you chose a Confirmed module, the Communication Center will affirm your registration and put you in touch with your preceptor
  • If you chose a Candidate module, you will hear by about the seventh of the month before it runs whether your chosen module received enough registrations and has become Confirmed.  If it did not, you can choose one that did become Confirmed or hang on to your Token.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Class!

While you’re waiting for Step 4, we offer enhanced daydreaming as you imagine what you’ll explore next in SPACE!