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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 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.

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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 305.

Native Children's Literature
AUENG 206

Students in this course will study a diverse body of literature for children and young adults written by North American First Nations authors. The work of leading Native theorists will be included so that analysis of these picture books and novels for young people will be informed by and rooted in Indigenous ways of understanding the world. In crafting a method of reading that is grounded in the traditions and concerns of North American First Nations people, students will attend to the ways in which these texts present the oral tradition, locate themselves in specific tribal territories and cultural practices, connect their narratives to the environment, and re-present Indigenous histories. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104.

Classic Foundations of Western Literature
AUENG 220

Offers a survey of Classical Greek and Latin literature in translation from the preHomeric period up to late antiquity. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of major classical texts that shaped European and British literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Close attention will be paid to the evolution of genres, such as the epic, the lyric, satire, and tragedy. Prerequisites: *6 of AUENG 102, 103 or 104. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 220, 320, AUCLA 220, 320.

Chaucer
AUENG 221

Selected works by Chaucer, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: 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 205.

Native Children's Literature
AUENG 306

Students in this course will study a diverse body of literature for children and young adults written by North American First Nations authors. The work of leading Native theorists will be included so that analysis of these picture books and novels for young people will be informed by and rooted in Indigenous ways of understanding the world. In crafting a method of reading that is grounded in the traditions and concerns of North American First Nations people, students will attend to the ways in which these texts present the oral tradition, locate themselves in specific tribal territories and cultural practices, connect their narratives to the environment, and re-present Indigenous histories. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291).

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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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 Foundations of Western Literature
AUENG 320

Offers a survey of Classical Greek and Latin literature in translation from the preHomeric period up to late antiquity. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of major classical texts that shaped European and British literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Close attention will be paid to the evolution of genres, such as the epic, the lyric, satire, and tragedy. Prerequisites: *6 of AUENG 102, 103 or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 204, 215, 291). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 220, 320, AUCLA 220, 320.

Chaucer
AUENG 321

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

The Early English Renaissance
AUENG 330

Literature of sixteenth-century England, including Shakespeare, showing the influence of renaissance ideas and literary forms. 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 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: 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 243.

The Later Victorian Age
AUENG 355

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

Modern and Contemporary Poetry
AUENG 365

Representative works of British, United States, and other English-speaking poets. 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 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: 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 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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 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: 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 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.