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 2015-2016 2016-2017

 

The following list shows most of the courses offered in the 2016/2017 school year. For a complete list, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Critical Reading, Critical Writing
AUENG 101

English 101 is a writing-intensive course designed to facilitate the transition of L2/ESL students into the regular academic stream at Augustana. Students in this course will develop written and oral communication skills by engaging with literary texts from a variety of genres. Fundamental, universally-applicable writing skills (grammar, diction, rhetorical strategies) will be taught in collaborative workshop settings. Through a series of reflective and interpretive writing assignments, the course will also train students in the practices of analytical reading and critical thinking. The ultimate aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary building blocks for university-level writing. Prerequisite: EAP 145 or equivalent (i.e., other L2/ESL students who were not required to take the Bridging Program).

Critical Reading, Critical Writing
AUENG 102

English 102 has two objectives. The first is to train students in the practices of analytical reading and critical thinking. To that end, we will read engaging literary texts in several genres. The second objective is to help students develop effective communication skills, particularly their writing abilities. To develop writing techniques, we will workshop grammatical skills which will provide the necessary building blocks for university-level writing. Prerequisite: ELA 30-1 or AUENG 101.

English Literature from the Romantic Period to the Present
AUENG 103

Examination of works of literature in English from the major literary periods and principal genres from the Romantic period up to the present. British, United States, and Canadian literatures are represented. Prerequisite: ELA 30-1 or AUENG 101.

English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Romantic Period
AUENG 104

Examination of works of literature in English from the major literary periods and principal genres from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: AUENG 102 or 103.

The English Language
AUENG 213

Introduction to the structures, varieties and uses of contemporary English, and a survey of its historical development. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 211, 212, 311, 312 or 313.

Creative Writing
AUENG 215

Introduction to the writing of poetry and short fiction. Literary examples are analyzed, and a student is required to write poetry and fiction with attention to specific elements of writing such as imagery, structure, dialogue, and characterization. A central element of the course is peer discussion. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104.

Middle Ages
AUENG 225

Old and Middle English literature (excluding Chaucer) in its social and cultural contexts. Some works are read in translation and some in the original. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 325.

The Later English Renaissance
AUENG 231

Literature of the early seventeenth century (excluding Milton) in relation to the intellectual and historical developments of the period. Representative writers include Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Herrick, Marvell, Bacon, Burton, and Wroth. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 331.

The Augustan Age
AUENG 241

Literature - poetry, prose, drama, and fiction - of the period from 1660 to 1745. The majority of the authors of this period, including Dryden, Wycherley, Behn, Astell, Fyge, Swift, Pope, and Defoe, were above all concerned with a person's relation to other people, the practical questions of ethical behaviour. The predominant mode was satiric. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 341.

The Earlier Victorian Age
AUENG 254

Representative works of three major poets: Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold. As well, one novel by Dickens and one novel by another author are studied. Attention is also given to essays by at least three of the following: T. Carlyle, J. H. Newman, J. S. Mill, J. Ruskin, M. Arnold, and T. H. Huxley. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 354.

Women's Writing
AUENG 266

Offers a critical study of writing by women, including poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and personal narrative. The focus of the course may be historical or thematic, and will include writing in English from different nations. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 366.

Contemporary Literature
AUENG 267

Representative literary works of the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly those written within the last two decades. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 367.

Canadian Literature to 1950
AUENG 280

As well as giving a broad sweep of the development of Canadian literature from colonial times to the middle of the twentieth century, the course focuses on three movements: the Confederation poets such as Roberts, Carman, Lampman, and D.C. Scott; the emergence of fictional realism in the works of Grove, Callaghan, MacLennan, and Wilson; and the revolt of the poets of the 1920s, F. R. Scott, Smith, Pratt, Klein, and Livesay. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 380.

Contemporary Criticism
AUENG 291

Examination of trends in contemporary criticism such as Marxist, feminist, structuralist, and poststructuralist criticism. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Notes: Limited to majors and minors in English.

The English Language
AUENG 313

Introduction to the structures, varieties and uses of contemporary English, and a survey of its historical development. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level [excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291]. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 211, 212, 213, 311, or 312.

Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
AUENG 316

Continuation of the fiction instruction begun in AUENG 215. The completion of a chapbook-length collection of fiction (20 to 48 pages) is required. Prerequisite: AUENG 215 or consent of the instructor.

Middle Ages
AUENG 325

Old and Middle English literature (excluding Chaucer) in its social and cultural contexts. Some works are read in translation and some in the original. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level [excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291]. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 225.

The Later English Renaissance
AUENG 331

Literature of the early seventeenth century (excluding Milton) in relation to the intellectual and historical developments of the period. Representative writers include Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Herrick, Marvell, Bacon, Burton, and Wroth. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 231.

The Augustan Age
AUENG 341

Literature - poetry, prose, drama, and fiction - of the period from 1660 to 1745. The majority of the authors of this period, including Dryden, Wycherley, Behn, Astell, Fyge, Swift, Pope, and Defoe, were above all concerned with a person's relation to other people, the practical questions of ethical behaviour. The predominant mode was satiric. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 241.

The Earlier Victorian Age
AUENG 354

Representative works of three major poets: Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold. As well, one novel by Dickens and one novel by another author are studied. Attention is also given to essays by at least three of the following: T. Carlyle, J. H. Newman, J. S. Mill, J. Ruskin, M. Arnold, and T. H. Huxley. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 254.

Women's Writing
AUENG 366

Offers a critical study of writing by women, including poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and personal narrative. The focus of the course may be historical or thematic, and will include writing in English from different nations. Prerequisites: AUENG 103, 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 266.

Contemporary Literature
AUENG 367

Representative literary works of the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly those written within the last two decades. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 267.

Canadian Literature to 1950
AUENG 380

As well as giving a broad sweep of the development of Canadian literature from colonial times to the middle of the twentieth century, the course focuses on three movements: the Confederation poets such as Roberts, Carman, Lampman, and D.C. Scott; the emergence of fictional realism in the works of Grove, Callaghan, MacLennan, and Wilson; and the revolt of the poets of the 1920s, F. R. Scott, Smith, Pratt, Klein, and Livesay. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 280.

Directed Reading I
AUENG 401

Intensive study of a specific area of English as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: *15 at a senior level in English, including at least *3 at the 300 level, and consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

Directed Reading II
AUENG 402

Intensive study of a specific area of English as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: AUENG 401 and consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

Selected Topics in English Studies
AUENG 450

Advanced study of selected authors, works, periods, and critical approaches. Focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing or consent of the instructor; previous course(s) in English as determined by the instructor.