This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
If you love role-playing games, you’ll love this course! Made in the image of God, our Creator, we love creating our own worlds. In this course, we will learn what makes a fictional world like J.R.R. Tolkien’s so powerful and what makes otherwise mythical places feel like real locations in the minds of readers. Join Mr. Chenet and your fellow students to explore the subjects of geology, sociology, and history – through artistic perspective – to build a believable, yet fictional, world.
Whether you are writing a fantasy or sci-fi story, creating a video game, designing an RPG, or just making a world for fun, this course is a guide for making believable worlds. We will be merging good storytelling, good science, and good sociology to help students develop their worlds.
Week 1: Why create worlds?
Week 2: The Planet: Landmasses
Week 3: Designing realistic Climates
Week 4: Rivers, Oceans, and Currents
Week 5: Worlds unlike our own
Week 6: Biology and Life
Week 7: Fantasy Ecosystems
Week 8: Intelligent Races
Week 9: Ecosystems unlike our own
Week 10: History of the world
Week 11: Conflicts from the outside
Week 12: Empires Rise and Fall
Course materials: Readings will be provided FREE by the instructor as PDF files. Students need to be able to scan and upload work teacher grading.
Homework: Each week, students will be required to read a text, and then write / draw a few pages about their world and upload into Moodle for Mr. Chenet.