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 2015-2016 2016-2017

 

The following list shows most of the courses offered in the 2015/2016 school year. For a complete list, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

CRITICAL READING CRITICAL WRIT
AUENG 101

CRITICAL READING CRITICAL WRIT
AUENG 102

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.

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 103.

Children's Literature
AUENG 205

Offers a critical study of literature written for or appropriated by children. The course considers the historical development of children's literature and examines prevailing and changing attitudes toward children. It addresses major themes and issues in children's literature, and studies significant texts representative of important genres and trends in the field. Critical analysis of the literature will be stressed. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 305.

Folklore in Children's Literature in English
AUENG 206

Examination of the related fields of folklore and fantasy in children's literature in English. Those elements of folklore, mythology, and legend that have become a traditional part of children's literature are studied. Also included are certain modern adaptations and fantasies that have their origins in myth and folklore. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104.

The History of the English Language
AUENG 211

Introduction to the historical development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to its present-day forms, including Canadian English. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Formerly part of AUENG 213. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 213, 311 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: AUENG 103 and 104.

CLASSICAL FNDNS WESTERN LIT
AUENG 220

Chaucer
AUENG 221

Selected works by Chaucer, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 321.

The Early English Renaissance
AUENG 230

Literature of sixteenth-century England, including Shakespeare, showing the influence of Renaissance ideas and literary forms. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 330.

The Age of Sensibility
AUENG 243

Literature - poetry, prose, and fiction - of the period between 1745 and 1800. This period saw the rise of the novel as an art form with such acknowledged masters as Fielding and Austen. Initially its poets became more introspective, moving away from the predominantly social concerns of the previous age, though by the end of the period writers fired by revolutionary zeal, like Wollstonecraft, Burns, and Blake, attacked the status quo and the power structures it supported. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 343.

The Later Victorian Age
AUENG 255

Representative works of the later Victorians including Hardy, Wilde, and Gissing. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 355.

Modern and Contemporary Poetry
AUENG 265

Representative works of British, United States, and other English-speaking poets. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 365.

Canadian Literature since 1950
AUENG 281

Development of literature in English in Canada from the middle of the twentieth century to the present, an age that some have termed postmodernist. The course focuses on the rise and fall of realism in fiction and also the emergence of distinctively Canadian voices among our poets. Included are works by Laurence, Atwood, Wiebe, Munro, Davies, Birney, Page, Purdy, and Layton. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 381.

Feminist Critical Theory and Women's Writing
AUENG 292

Several contemporary feminist critical approaches will be used to analyze writings by women from various historical periods and areas of the English-speaking world. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 392.

Children's Literature
AUENG 305

Offers a critical study of literature written for or appropriated by children. The course considers the historical development of children's literature and examines prevailing and changing attitudes toward children. It addresses major themes and issues in children's literature, and studies significant texts representative of important genres and trends in the field. Critical analysis of the literature will be stressed. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 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 205.

NATIVE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
AUENG 306

The History of the English Language
AUENG 311

Introduction to the historical development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to its present-day forms, including Canadian English. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104, and *6 in English at the 200-level [excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291]. Formerly part of AUENG 213. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 211, 213 or 313.

Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
AUENG 314

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

Advanced Expository Writing
AUENG 318

Continuation of AUENG 317. Prerequisite: AUENG 317.

Playwriting
AUENG 319

Study of the theory of, and practice in, writing for the stage. Prerequisites: AUENG 215, or consent of the instructor. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 319 and AUDRA 384

CLASSICAL FNDNS WESTERN LIT
AUENG 320

Chaucer
AUENG 321

Selected works by Chaucer, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales. 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 221.

The Early English Renaissance
AUENG 330

Literature of sixteenth-century England, including Shakespeare, showing the influence of renaissance ideas and literary forms. 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 230.

The Age of Sensibility
AUENG 343

Literature - poetry, prose, and fiction - of the period between 1745 and 1800. This period saw the rise of the novel as an art form with such acknowledged masters as Fielding and Austen. Initially its poets became more introspective, moving away from the predominantly social concerns of the previous age, though by the end of the period writers fired by revolutionary zeal, like Wollstonecraft, Burns, and Blake, attacked the status quo and the power structures it supported. 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 243.

The Later Victorian Age
AUENG 355

Representative works of the later Victorians including Hardy, Wilde, and Gissing. 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 255.

Modern and Contemporary Poetry
AUENG 365

Representative works of British, United States, and other English-speaking poets. 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 265.

Canadian Literature since 1950
AUENG 381

Development of literature in English in Canada from the middle of the twentieth century to the present, an age that some have termed postmodernist. The course focuses on the rise and fall of realism in fiction and also the emergence of distinctively Canadian voices among our poets. Included are works by Laurence, Atwood, Wiebe, Munro, Davies, Birney, Page, Purdy, and Layton. 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 281.

Modern Canadian Drama
AUENG 385

This is a survey course in Canadian Drama designed to familiarize students with the dramatic literature and theatrical practices of a representative group of twentieth century Canadian playwrights. Prerequisite: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 385 and AUDRA 310.

Feminist Critical Theory and Women's Writing
AUENG 392

Several contemporary feminist critical approaches will be used to analyze writings by women from various historical periods and areas of the English-speaking world. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 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 292.

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 412A

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.

Selected Topics in English Studies
AUENG 412

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.

Selected Topics in English Studies
AUENG 412B

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.

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.