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Spring 2014 Courses are Open for Registration

This Spring 2014, Mythgard Institute invites you to join old friends Dr. Amy H. Sturgis and Dr. Corey Olsen – as well as a new, visiting professor, Dr. Dimitra Fimi for three epic courses.  Understand the history and impact of Gothic literature, meet the mind behind Chaucer’s works and discover what it means to be […]

Fall 2013 Courses Enrolling Now!

This Fall: investigate the world’s most iconic detective, discover Tolkien’s epic inspirations and works and use those same works to examine the field of comparative philology at Signum’s Mythgard Institute. The Courses In “Sherlock, Science and Ratiocination,” students will spend 12 weeks uncovering the origins of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved and enduring character, Sherlock Holmes […]

Free on iTunes U: The Lord of the Rings I

Many of you may remember Mythgard Academy’s Summer 2012 short course on The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings I: The Road Goes Ever On.  Well, if you missed out on taking it, we’ve got good news! Starting today, The Lord of the Rings I is available as a free, enhanced course pack through iTunes U. […]

Summer 2013 Courses Are Here

Get ready for an exciting Summer term at Signum University!  We’ve got three great courses on offer for the upcoming semester and can’t wait for you to dive in and learn more about each of them.  Here goes: From Mythgard Institute comes both “The Dystopian Tradition” and “Beyond Middle-earth.”  In the former, Dr. Amy H. […]

To the Top of the Class

Just one week after debuting on iTunes U, Signum University has been featured on the service’s homepage.  Nestled among courses being highlighted from the top schools and educational institutions from around the world is Dr. Olsen’s course on The Hobbit – now available for download as an iTunes U enhanced course pack! We’re very proud of […]

Check It Out: We’re On iTunes U

Signum University is pleased to announce that you can now get access to great content from all of our learning channels via iTunes U.  The new site features the best of The Tolkien Professor podcast, full lectures from Signum and Mythgard Institute, course promos and more!  Even better, we are debuting two reformatted courses on […]

Creative Writing is Back

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming an author, now’s your chance to hone your skills!  Benjamin Wilkins will be leading Signum’s second Creative Writing seminar this March and the new five-week course is not to be missed. There’s no previous experience necessary, just passion and enthusiasm for your own work. Participants will be given the opportunity […]

Just One Week Left!

We can hardly believe it, either, but there’s just one week left before Signum and Mythgard’s Spring 2013 courses kick off!  The professors are all hard at work on putting together their course pages and materials for the new classes and can’t wait to welcome you into the virtual classroom. Haven’t decided what you are going to take yet? […]

Our Greatest Success: You

We have recently crunched our numbers and found something amazing: Signum University students are absolutely blowing away their peers at other online institutions.  While many much larger schools like Signum and Mythgard are reporting completion rates of around 4%, we have completed our first year with 85.9% of all M.A. students finishing their 12-week courses. […]

Refer a Friend, Save Big

Just in time for Spring 2013 enrollment, Signum University is please to announce the new Referral Discount program for all courses at both Signum and Mythgard Institute! If you’ve been enjoying your experience as a student and want to share the fun with someone you know and care about, you can now not only get […]