How does a seven-week course in gaming centered around Lord of the Rings Online grab you? Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative is being taught by Vanderbilt’s Jay Clayton, according to the syllabus published on Coursera.
The class begins on April 27th and lasts seven weeks. Students are required to read The Fellowship of the Ring as well as view the Peter Jackson film adaptation, after which they’ll participate in seminars, lectures by Clayton, and “interactive assignments and written assignments” inside LotRO.
[Source: Coursera; thanks Grok!]