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The following list shows most of the courses offered in the current/upcoming 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.

Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature
AUENG 207

Offers a critical study of literature by First Peoples, including narratives from the oral tradition, fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and personal narratives. Themes will include traditional and contemporary perspectives on gender, cultural and political identity, and spirituality. Multiple critical approaches (aesthetic, linguistic, political, historical, and cultural) will be employed in examining this literature, including selections from Native critical texts. Content, period, and national focus will vary. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 307.

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.

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.

Milton
AUENG 239

Study of the development and artistry of Milton's poetry and selected prose, with emphasis on Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 339.

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.

Women and Environmental Literature
AUENG 268

Study of women's writing about nature and environment focusing on various themes relevant to environmental literature, primarily the various ways that the natural world is represented in literature, and the relationship between cultural constructions of nature and cultural constructions of gender, class, race, and sexuality. Works include fiction, poetry, and/or nonfiction. An introduction to several ecofeminist theorists provides a critical framework for exploring images and themes in women's environmental literature. Prerequisites: AUENG 103 and 104. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 268, 368, AUENV 268, 368.

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.

Contemporary Criticism
AUENG 291

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

Aboriginal/Indigenous Literature
AUENG 307

Offers a critical study of literature by First Peoples, including narratives from the oral tradition, fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and personal narratives. Themes will include traditional and contemporary perspectives on gender, cultural and political identity, and spirituality. Multiple critical approaches (aesthetic, linguistic, political, historical, and cultural) will be employed in examining this literature, including selections from Native critical texts. Content, period, and national focus will vary. 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 207.

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.

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.

Milton
AUENG 339

Study of the development and artistry of Milton's poetry and selected prose, with emphasis on Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. 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 239.

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.

Women and Environmental Literature
AUENG 368

Study of women's writing about nature and environment focusing on various themes relevant to environmental literature, primarily the various ways that the natural world is represented in literature, and the relationship between cultural constructions of nature and cultural constructions of gender, class, race, and sexuality. Works include fiction, poetry, and/or nonfiction. An introduction to several ecofeminist theorists provides a critical framework for exploring images and themes in women's environmental literature. 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 268, 368, AUENV 268, 368.

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.

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 420

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.