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The following list shows most of the courses offered in the 2014/2015 school year. For a complete list, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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.

The English Language
AUENG 212

Introduction to the structures, varieties, and uses of contemporary English. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Formerly part of AUENG 213. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 213, 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: AUENG 103 and 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: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 325.

Shakespeare
AUENG 233

Selected works of Shakespeare. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 233, 333, AUDRA 312.

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: AUENG 103 and 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: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 354.

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.

The End of the World: Contemporary Apocalyptic Literature
AUENG 269

A study of the contemporary speculative creative writers who consider the end of the world as we know it and the relationship of this literature to a growing body of scientific evidence that warns of global collapse if current damaging human practices are not abated. Consideration will be given to these works as cautionary tales, thought experiments, and socio-political satire. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 269, 369, AUENV 269, 369.

United States Literature to 1865
AUENG 270

Representative works of American literature from discovery and the Puritan migration in the 16th and 17th centuries through the American Civil War (1861-1865). Genres will include poetry, personal narrative, speeches and essays, short stories and novels. Authors will include lesser known writers alongside Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Stowe, Dickinson and Whitman. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 370.

United States Literature since 1865
AUENG 271

Representative works of American literature since the American Civil War (1861-1865). Genres will include poetry, personal narrative, speeches and essays, short stories and novels. Authors will include lesser known writers alongside Howells, Wharton, Faulkner, Plath, Pynchon, Morrison, Pinsky, Erdrich, Chabon and DeLillo. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 371.

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: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 380.

History of English Literary Criticism
AUENG 290

Survey of major developments in literary criticism in England from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 390.

The English Language
AUENG 312

Introduction to the structures, varieties, and uses of contemporary 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 212, 213 or 313.

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: 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 225.

Shakespeare
AUENG 333

Selected works of Shakespeare. Prerequisites: AUENG 103, 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 333, 233, AUDRA 312.

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: 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 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: 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 254.

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.

The End of the World: Contemporary Apocalyptic Literature
AUENG 369

A study of the contemporary speculative creative writers who consider the end of the world as we know it and the relationship of this literature to a growing body of scientific evidence that warns of global collapse if current damaging human practices are not abated. Consideration will be given to these works as cautionary tales, thought experiments, and socio-political satire. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104 and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 269, 369, AUENV 269, 369.

United States Literature to 1865
AUENG 370

Representative works of American literature from discovery and the Puritan migration in the 16th and 17th centuries through the American Civil War (1861-1865). Genres will include poetry, personal narrative, speeches and essays, short stories and novels. Authors will include lesser known writers alongside Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Stowe, Dickinson and Whitman. 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 270.

United States Literature since 1865
AUENG 371

Representative works of American literature since the American Civil War (1861-1865). Genres will include poetry, personal narrative, speeches and essays, short stories and novels. Authors will include lesser known writers alongside Howells, Wharton, Faulkner, Plath, Pynchon, Morrison, Pinsky, Erdrich, Chabon and DeLillo. 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 271.

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: 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 280.

History of English Literary Criticism
AUENG 390

Survey of major developments in literary criticism in England from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. 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 290.

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 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 441

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.