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At the roots of great stories, what dragons, what treasures await? It's not a bad question to ask, once you start noticing some of the patterns that so many great stories have in common. From Tolkien's Hobbit to Peter Jackson's films, from Super Mario to Undertale and Minecraft, developments in the tales and games we continue to admire share some striking resemblances. We'll begin by briefly eliciting a list from the class. Then, looking a little more closely at just two related story...
Wesley Schantz has taught various Tolkien courses on Outschool for Signum Academy, the branch of Signum University geared towards younger learners. He has studied and worked with Corey Olsen, the Tolkien Professor, from whose work he has drawn and adapted ideas for this course. See here for more on Signum: https://signumuniversity.org/academy/
Students with an interest in fantastic storytelling in any medium are welcome. No specific background knowledge is required to participate.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Night SchoolLearning to See in the Dark
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Welcome, Night Scholars! We believe learning should be about persevering in pursuit of meaning. That's what we mean by learning to see in the dark. We are not carrots, ophthalmologists, or purveyors of infrared goggles. Except...