Tolkien: Making Middle-Earth

Tolkien: Making Middle-Earth

Regular price $710.00

Class Description:  This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of and appreciation for J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and his development of Middle-Earth. It is expected that the student will be familiar with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As a literature elective, this course will help students analyze a text and develop lateral thinking between texts through the intricate network of stories Tolkien wove for his world-building of Middle Earth. The weekly rhythm includes assigned readings and Socratic discussion. Students will hone their critical thinking and presentation skills through the various assignments, both written and oral.

        Credits: 1 (Elective), Non-honors

        Mtg. Days:  Tuesdays & Thursdays (only)

        Required Materials:  

        • Any modern English translation (not a paraphrase) of the Bible.
        • Fonstad, Karen Wynn. Atlas of Middle-Earth. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. 
        • Horne, Mark. J. R. R. Tolkien: The Mind Behind the Rings. Thomas Nelson, 2022. 
        • Loconte, Joseph. A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918. Thomas Nelson, 2017 
        • Tolkien, J.R.R. Beren and Luthien. Mariner Books, 2018. 
        • ---. The Children of Hurin. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008. 
        • ---. Fall of Gondolin. William Morrow, 2018.
        • ---. The Silmarillion
        • ---. Tales from the Perilous Realm. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.

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