Re: Middle Earth Studies degree program
- So, how can we as a Society hitch a ride on the Gravy train? I think
we should present ourselves as the independent review board. Perhaps
we can issue a special certificate. The gold seal would tastefully
depict Legolas skateboarding to the rescue at Helms Deep...
--- In email@example.com, Edith.Crowe@s... wrote:
> Couldn't resist passing this one along. Plenty of people on this
> could probably pass these tsts right now. Wonder how this would
> potential employers?
> Edith L. Crowe
> Corresponding Secretary of the Mythopoeic Society
> ----- Forwarded by Edith Crowe/SJSU on 01/20/2004 08:34 AM -----
> 01/19/2004 06:57 PM
> To: edith.crowe@s...
> Subject: Middle Earth Studies degree program
> Earn a Degree in Middle Earth Studies?"
> Institute for Middle Earth Studies
> CLOVERDALE COLLEGE
> 215 South Saint Joseph Street
> The Century Building, Suite 305
> South Bend, Indiana 4660l
> In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of J. R.
> Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Cloverdale College is pleased to
> announce the establishment of The Institute for Middle Earth
> the inauguration of an internet degree program leading to a B.A.,
> and Ph.D. in Middle Earth Studies, beginning April 2, 2004.
> The purpose of the Institute's degree programs is to foster an
> intellectual and academic interest in the literary works of J. R.
> Tolkien. The B.A. and M.A. degrees in Middle Earth Studies
consist of a
> series of six open-book competency-based examinations designed to
> the student's knowledge of the texts. These open-book examinations
> textually sequential and students must master the materials in each
> proceeding to the next examination. Students must re-take these
> examinations until a satisfactory score is achieved. There are no
> The Ph.D. is based upon a series of six essays on pre-assigned
> which result in a doctoral dissertation of between 25,000 and
> words. The dissertation must be defended in Oxford before the
> faculty. The doctoral presentations are held at the White Horse
> Eagle and Child public houses, both favorite meeting places for
> and C. S. Lewis.
> The tuition fee for each degree is $3,000.00. Tuition payments of
> are linked to the six examinations (for the B.A. and M.A.) or the
> essays (for the Ph.D.) with a payment being made each time an
> or an essay is submitted.
> The complete internet catalog for 2004 and application forms are
> upon request.
> Cloverdale College is an internet school of religious education in
> Unitarian Free Church tradition committed to the principles of
> conscience, and freedom of thought and expression. Established on
> 200th anniversary of the founding of the Sunday School Union in
> l803, Cloverdale College is fully accredited to award degrees by
> Accrediting Commission International.
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