AUENG - Augustana Faculty - English

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Augustana Faculty

Below are the courses available from the AUENG subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

AUENG 101 - Critical Reading, Critical Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: AUEAP 145 or EAP 145 or equivalent (i.e., other L2/ESL students who were not required to take the Bridging Program).


AUENG 102 - Critical Reading, Critical Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


AUENG 103 - English Literature from the Romantic Period to the Present View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Familiarizes students with works of literature written in English from the Romantic period (c. 1780) to the present. While this survey is chronological, equal attention will be paid to exploring the major genres in which authors wrote. Class time will be spent developing students' communication and critical thinking skills through a range of assignments and in-class workshops. Prerequisite: ELA 30-1 or AUENG 101.


AUENG 104 - English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Romantic Period View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Familiarizes students with works of literature written in English from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century. While this survey is chronological, equal attention will be paid to exploring the major genres in which authors wrote. Class time will be spent developing students' communication and critical thinking skills through a range of assignments and in-class workshops. Prerequisite: AUENG 102 or 103.


AUENG 205 - Children's Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 305.


AUENG 206 - Native Children's Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level.


AUENG 213 - The English Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the structures, varieties and uses of contemporary English, and a survey of its historical development. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 211 (2018), 212 (2018), 311 (2018), 312 (2018), or 313.


AUENG 215 - Creative Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level.


AUENG 220 - Classic Foundations of Western Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 220, 320, AUCLA 220, 320.


AUENG 221 - Chaucer View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected works by Chaucer, with emphasis on The Canterbury Tales. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 321


AUENG 225 - Middle Ages View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 325.


AUENG 230 - The Early English Renaissance View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literature of sixteenth-century England, including Shakespeare, showing the influence of Renaissance ideas and literary forms. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 330.


AUENG 231 - The Later English Renaissance View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 331.


AUENG 233 - Shakespeare View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-2L-0)

Selected works of Shakespeare. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 233, 333, AUDRA 312 (2019).


AUENG 240 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Literature - poetry, prose, drama and fiction - of the period between 1660 and 1800. The course is taught chronologically with a focus on the major cultural shifts of that era. Topics include satire and the public sphere, print culture, consumerism, the politics of gender and ethnicity, globalization and subjectivity. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 240, AUENG 241 (2018), AUENG 243 (2018), AUENG 341 (2018) and AUENG 343 (2018).


AUENG 268 - Women and Environmental Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 268, 368, AUENV 268, 368.


AUENG 270 - United States Literature and Culture to 1865 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 370.


AUENG 271 - United States Literature since 1865 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 371.


AUENG 280 - Canadian Literature to 1950 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 380.


AUENG 281 - Canadian Literature since 1950 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 381.


AUENG 292 - Feminist Critical Theory and Women's Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Several contemporary feminist critical approaches will be used to analyze writings by women from various historical periods and areas of the Englishspeaking world. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 392.


AUENG 298 - Selected Topics in English Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Studies of selected authors, works, periods, topics, and critical approaches. Focus and content of each course are determined by student and instructor interests, and vary from year to year. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level.


AUENG 299 - Selected Topics in English Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Studies of selected authors, works, periods, topics, and critical approaches. Focus and content of each course are determined by student and instructor interests, and vary from year to year. Prerequisites: *3 in English at the 100-level. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 299 and AUENG 399.


AUENG 305 - Children's Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 205.


AUENG 306 - Native Children's Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215).


AUENG 313 - The English Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 (2018), 212 (2018), 213, 311 (2018), or 312 (2018).


AUENG 314 - Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


AUENG 316 - Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


AUENG 318B - Creative Writing Long Manuscript, Novel View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 1.5-0-0)

Advanced study of fiction, toward a publishable end. Students will devise and complete a long manuscript project over the course of the year, and will take part in an intensive workshop process. Prerequisite: AUENG 215 and one of AUENG 314, AUENG 316 or AUENG 319.


AUENG 319 - Playwriting View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-4L-0)

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


AUENG 320 - Classical Foundations of Western Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 220, 320, AUCLA 220, 320.


AUENG 321 - Chaucer View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215]. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 221.


AUENG 325 - Middle Ages View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215]. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 225.


AUENG 330 - The Early English Renaissance View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 230.


AUENG 331 - The Later English Renaissance View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 231.


AUENG 333 - Shakespeare View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-2L-0)

Selected works of Shakespeare. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 215). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 333, 233, AUDRA 312 (2019).


AUENG 368 - Women and Environmental Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 215). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 268, 368, AUENV 268, 368.


AUENG 370 - United States Literature and Culture to 1865 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 215). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 270.


AUENG 371 - United States Literature since 1865 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level [excluding AUENG 215]. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 271.


AUENG 380 - Canadian Literature to 1950 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 280.


AUENG 381 - Canadian Literature since 1950 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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 215). Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 281.


AUENG 382 - Postcolonial Literature and Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores the key themes, debates and movements in post colonial literature and theory. Attending to the depth and diversity of postcolonial literatures written in or translated into English, we will read authors from a range of regions, perspectives, cultures and traditions. Topics will include (post)colonialism, imperialism, power, knowledge, subjectivity, language, race, sexuality, gender, representation, decolonization, diaspora and indigeneity. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103 or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level [excluding AUENG 215].


AUENG 392 - Feminist Critical Theory and Women's Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Several contemporary feminist critical approaches will be used to analyze writings by women from various historical periods and areas of the Englishspeaking world. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200- level [excluding AUENG 215]. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 292.


AUENG 398 - Selected Topics in English Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Studies of selected authors, works, periods, topics, and critical approaches. Focus and content of each course are determined by student and instructor interests, and vary from year to year. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 215).


AUENG 399 - Selected Topics in English Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Studies of selected authors, works, periods, topics, and critical approaches. Focus and content of each course are determined by student and instructor interests, and vary from year to year. Prerequisites: Two of AUENG 102, 103, or 104, and *6 in English at the 200 level (excluding AUENG 215). Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 299 and AUENG 399.


AUENG 401 - Directed Reading I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

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.


AUENG 402 - Directed Reading II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

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.


AUENG 441 - Selected Topics in English Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


AUENG 450 - Selected Topics in English Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


AUENG 460 - Selected Topics in English Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.