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Spring 2021
Oct 16, 2021
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FYSE 1200 - J.R.R. Tolkien Middle-earth
*J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth* In this course we will explore the philology, philosophy, ecology, and theology of J.R.R.Tolkien as expressed in his /Middle-earth Legendarium/. We will begin with close readings of /The Hobbit/, /The Lord of the Rings/, and /The Silmarillion/, looking at the literary aspects of the storytelling and exploring important sources and influences including Beowulf and Norse mythology. We will then turn to the specific tasks of exploring the four subjects mentioned above, making use of secondary scholarship such as: Shippey’s /J.R.R.Tolkien Author of the Century/ and Kreeft’s /The Philosophy of J.R.R.Tolkien/. Some emphasis will be given to Tolkien’s environmental vision. 3 hrs. sem.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion, Lab, Seminar

Interdisciplinary Division
First-Year Seminar Program Department

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