AUIDS - Augustana Faculty - Interdisciplinary Studies

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Augustana Faculty

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

AUIDS 100 - The World in Progress: Inquiry in the Social Sciences View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course introduces students to inquiry in the social sciences, while enabling them to develop their core academic skills. This course is not an in-depth introduction to the various disciplinary fields within the social sciences, but rather a transdisciplinary introduction to the social sciences as a whole within the context of the liberal arts.


AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is a key aspect of the Augustana First Year Experience. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.


AUIDS 122 - Development Studies Seminar (México) View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-6S-0)

Integrative study of development issues and strategies based on work experiences in rural communities in an African, Asian, or Latin American country (currently México). Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 122, 222, 226, 322.


AUIDS 123 - Development Studies Practicum (México) View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

By working in an African, Asian, or Latin American country (currently México) in projects dealing with such issues as health care, water aid, sustainable farming, developing co-operatives, and education, the student becomes familiar with various aspects of an integrated approach to development. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 124 - Development Studies Seminar (Canada) View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(FIRST, 0-6S-0)

Integrative study of development issues and strategies based on work experiences in rural communities in Canada. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 124, 224, 226, 324.


AUIDS 125 - Development Studies Practicum (Canada) View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-0-6)

By working in Canada in development projects dealing with such issues as health care, water aid, sustainable farming, developing co-operatives, and education, the student becomes familiar with various aspects of an integrated approach to development. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 137 - Science Laboratory Experiences View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-3)

Introduction to experimental work in Biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. This course emphasizes numeracy, scientific communication and experimental techniques but does not presuppose any specific knowledge of disciplinary content. Note: Closed to students with *6 or more in AUBIO, AUCHE, AUENV and AUPHY.


AUIDS 160 - Introduction to Crime, Correction, and Community View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to crime and correction in Canada. The theory and practice accompanying law enforcement, trial, correctional intervention, and probation and parole are analyzed by drawing from a range of disciplinary traditions such as ethical reflection, psychological theory, social and political thought, and biological understandings of criminality. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 160 and AUCRI 160.


AUIDS 201 - Collaborative Learning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

The course allows students to learn about approaches, methodologies and/or analytic techniques specific to a discipline, while offering an opportunity to practice working collaboratively in groups on a large project. Prerequisite: AUIDS 101.


AUIDS 206 - Student Leadership: Theory and Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

This course will provide students who are already in leadership positions on the Augustana Campus the opportunity to reflect critically on those experiences and gain deeper insights into those aspects that are required of them as they sit in that leadership role (e.g. student governance; residence life; chaplaincy; student tutors and mentors). This course allows students the opportunity to improve upon the practice of leadership at Augustana Campus by drawing meaningful connections to aspects of leadership theory. Corequisite: Participation in a 'leadership role' on campus.


AUIDS 211 - Interdisciplinary Science Projects View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-3)

A project-based course in which students will work in teams on projects involving mathematics and at least one other science or social science discipline. Prerequisite: AUMAT 112.


AUIDS 222 - Development Studies Seminar (México) View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-6S-0)

Integrative study of development issues and strategies based on work experiences in rural communities in an African, Asian, or Latin American country (currently México). Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 122, 222, 226, 322, AUSPA 240, 340. Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 223 - Development Studies Practicum (México) View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

By working in an African, Asian, or Latin American country (currently México) in projects dealing with such issues as health care, water aid, sustainable farming, developing co-operatives, and education, the student becomes familiar with various aspects of an integrated approach to development. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 123, 223, 323, AUSPA 241, 341. Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 224 - Development Studies Seminar (Canada) View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(FIRST, 0-6S-0)

Integrative study of development issues and strategies based on work experiences in rural communities in Canada. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 124, 224, 226, 324.


AUIDS 225 - Development Studies Practicum (Canada) View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-0-6)

By working in Canada in development projects dealing with such issues as health care, water aid, sustainable farming, developing co-operatives, and education, the student becomes familiar with various aspects of an integrated approach to development. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 230 - Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to multidisciplinary perspectives considering issues concerning gender, and issues through gender, and its intersection with sex, sexuality, race, class, nationality, etc. Discussions will be centred on critical analyses of gender, gendered performance/practices, and power in, for example, popular culture, education, family, law, politics and work.


AUIDS 244B - Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Second-Language Learning Practices in the Writing Centre View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 1.5-0-0)

This course introduces students to the theoretical underpinnings of writing-centre practices, with a special focus on the area of tutoring ESL or Second Language (L2) learners. Students in this course will develop the practical skills required to become effective tutors for L2 learners in Augustana's Writing Centre. These skills will be taught incrementally in a workshop setting that will reflect the working conditions of peer tutoring at a writing centre. In supervised mock-tutoring sessions during the fall term, students will help each other hone their writing and tutoring skills in preparation for their first peer-tutoring session. Eventually, students will undertake actual tutoring sessions in the Writing Centre, under the supervision of the course instructor. An important component of this class involves several writing assignments that encourage students to reflect on the experience of applying the theories of writing centre pedagogy during tutoring sessions with fellow students from across academic disciplines and from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. These reflective writing assignments are intended to help crystallize in the minds of students the experience of applying general academic theories to real-world situations. Prerequisites: Consent of the selection committee, based on a portfolio of graded academic writing.


AUIDS 270 - Topics in Integrative Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUIDS 276 - Topics in Integrative Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses.


AUIDS 286 - Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Selected topics in place-based learning in specific off-campus locations. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and may vary from year to year. The course will take a specific place as the location and subject of study. The locations of study can be international or closer to home, but in all instances will encourage a significant engagement with the place. Note: AUIDS 286 is classified as an arts course.


AUIDS 287 - Topics in Place-Based Learning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Selected topics in place-based learning in specific off-campus locations. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. The course will take a specific place as the location and subject of study. The locations of study can be international or closer to home, but in all instances will encourage a significant engagement with the place. Note: AUIDS 287 is classified as a science course. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUIDS 290 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in one of these courses.


AUIDS 291 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in one of these courses.


AUIDS 292 - Integrative Studies (Cuba) View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

This is a mandatory course for all students attending the Augustana in Cuba program. The course will integrate various disciplinary considerations with the student's experiences while living and studying for a semester in Cuba. Themes will include: Cuban society and culture, Cuba in a Latin American context, Cuba and the world. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 292 and AUSPA 250. The course is available only as part of the Augustana-in-Cuba Program. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUIDS 301B - Community Partnership Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, VARIABLE)

A project-based non-disciplinary course that allows students to work in small groups on a specific problem posed by a real stakeholder under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: AUIDS 201.


AUIDS 302 - Exploring Body Issues View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course introduces students to some of the contemporary discussions and debates regarding the body as a social phenomenon taking place within feminism and related fields. Students will learn how to critically unpack the power that operates through bodily reactions to self, others, and society through various threads of feminist theories.


AUIDS 306 - Student Leadership: Theory and Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

This course will provide students who are already in leadership positions on the Augustana Campus the opportunity to reflect critically on those experiences and gain deeper insights into those aspects that are required of them as they sit in that leadership role (e.g. student governance; residence life; chaplaincy; student tutors and mentors). This course allows students the opportunity to improve upon the practice of leadership at Augustana Campus by drawing meaningful connections to aspects of leadership theory. Corequisite: Participation in a 'leadership role' on campus.


AUIDS 322 - Development Studies Seminar (México) View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-6S-0)

Integrative study of development issues and strategies based on work experiences in rural communities in an African, Asian, or Latin American country (currently México). Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 122, 222, 226, 322, AUSPA 240, 340. Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 323 - Development Studies Practicum (México) View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

By working in an African, Asian, or Latin American country (currently México) in projects dealing with such issues as health care, water aid, sustainable farming, developing co-operatives, and education, the student becomes familiar with various aspects of an integrated approach to development. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 123, 223, 323, AUSPA 241, 341. Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 324 - Development Studies Seminar (Canada) View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(FIRST, 0-6S-0)

Integrative study of development issues and strategies based on work experiences in rural communities in Canada. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Notes: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 124, 224, 226, 324.


AUIDS 325 - Development Studies Practicum (Canada) View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-0-6)

By working in Canada in development projects dealing with such issues as health care, water aid, sustainable farming, developing co-operatives, and education, the student becomes familiar with various aspects of an integrated approach to development. Prerequisite: Consent of the selection committee. Note: Costs of the program beyond and including regular tuition are the responsibility of the student.


AUIDS 330 - Selected Topics in Law, Crime and Justice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced study of a particular dimension of law, crime and justice studies. Topics may vary from year to year, depending on instructor and student interest. Prerequisites: AUCRI 160 or AUIDS 160 (2020).


AUIDS 370 - Topics in Integrative Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses.


AUIDS 374 - Topics in Integrative Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses.


AUIDS 386 - Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Selected topics in place-based learning in specific off-campus locations. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and may vary from year to year. The course will take a specific place as the location and subject of study. The locations of study can be international or closer to home, but in all instances will encourage a significant engagement with the place. Note: AUIDS 386 is classified as an arts course.


AUIDS 387 - Topics in Place-Based Learning View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Selected topics in place-based learning in specific off-campus locations. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. The course will take a specific place as the location and subject of study. The locations of study can be international or closer to home, but in all instances will encourage a significant engagement with the place. Note: AUIDS 387 is classified as a science course. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUIDS 390 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor; at least third-year standing or *3 at a senior level in Interdisciplinary Studies. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in one of these courses.


AUIDS 391 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor; at least third-year standing or *3 at a senior level in Interdisciplinary Studies. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in one of these courses.


AUIDS 401B - Advanced Integration Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, VARIABLE)

A project-based course which allows students to work in small interdisciplinary teams to propose a solution to a real-world issue with the support of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: AUIDS 301.


AUIDS 406 - Capstone Course in Leadership View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Investigation of the nature and use of evidence and models of scientific enquiry as they apply to theory and research in leadership. Students will work in groups with mentors to conduct an interdisciplinary capstone leadership project that addresses a significant global challenge. Prerequisite: Only open to year-two students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.


AUIDS 427 - Senior Global and Development Studies Research Seminar I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Preparation of a literature review, and research proposal, and presentation. Research may be participatory, qualitative, quantitative, archival, community-based, and may include a practical component. Classes will provide supportive and critical analysis throughout students' research process and examine issues, theories, and practices central to global and development studies and social change. This course integrates the varied disciplinary approaches and practices experienced throughout the program. Prerequisite: Third or fourth-year standing. Only open to majors in IDS-Global and Development Studies. Note: This course can only be taken by students also registered in AUIDS 428.


AUIDS 428 - Senior Global and Development Studies Research Seminar II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Continuation of AUIDS 427. This course involves implementing research, presentation of results, and a final project. Research may be participatory, qualitative, quantitative, archival, community-based, and may include a practical component. Classes will provide supportive and critical analysis throughout students' research process and examine issues, theories, and practices central to global and development studies and social change. This course integrates the varied disciplinary approaches and practices experienced throughout the program. Prerequisites: AUIDS 427 and third or fourth-year standing. Only open to majors in IDS-Global and Development Studies.