AUIDS - Augustana Faculty - Interdisciplinary Studies

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Augustana Faculty

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

★ 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.

★ 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.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUIDS 101 - First Year Seminar

★ 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 the first course in Augustana's Core. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

★ 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, AUPHY and AUSCI.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 1.5 (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.

★ 1.5 (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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students will use their introductory knowledge of economics, sociology and environmental studies to learn interdisciplinary analysis skills. Economic, environmental and social systems are interconnected, and all are required for sustainability. Interdisciplinary skills are critical for gaining a better understanding of the complex and holistic nature of sustainability. Prequisites: One of AUECO 101 or 102; and one of AUSOC 103 or 105; and AUENV 120.

★ 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 Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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 Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 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 Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUIDS 292 - Integrative Studies (Cuba)

★ 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 Cuba semester abroad program. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 6 (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.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUIDS 301 - Community Partnership Project

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, VARIABLE)

The Community Partnership Project is a project-based course in the Augustana Core. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will work in small multidisciplinary groups on a specific issue raised by a community partner. This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge they need to work professionally with community partners, while reinforcing their ability to work collaboratively on a project. Prerequisite: AUIDS 201.

★ 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.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUIDS 301A - Community Partnership Project

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, VARIABLE)

The Community Partnership Project is a project-based course in the Augustana Core. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will work in small multidisciplinary groups on a specific issue raised by a community partner. This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge they need to work professionally with community partners, while reinforcing their ability to work collaboratively on a project. Prerequisite: AUIDS 201.

★ 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.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUIDS 301B - Community Partnership Project

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, VARIABLE)

The Community Partnership Project is a project-based course in the Augustana Core. With the support of a faculty advisor, students will work in small multidisciplinary groups on a specific issue raised by a community partner. This course introduces students to the skills and knowledge they need to work professionally with community partners, while reinforcing their ability to work collaboratively on a project. Prerequisite: AUIDS 201.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 1.5 (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.

★ 1.5 (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.

★ 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).

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 1.5-0-0)

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.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 1.5-0-0)

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.

★ 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.

★ 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 Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 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.

★ 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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(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.

★ 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.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUIDS 401A - Advanced Integration Project

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(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.

★ 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.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUIDS 401B - Advanced Integration Project

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(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.

★ 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.

★ 1.5 (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.

★ 1.5 (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.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course serves as a capstone course enabling students the opportunity to further integrate the knowledge and skills developed through the Sustainability Studies program. In this course, students will integrate the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills developed through the program's economic, environmental and social pathways towards addressing the complex and holistic issues associated with achieving sustainability. Prerequisites: AUIDS 250; *6 at a senior level in Economics; *6 at a senior level in Environmental Studies; *6 at a senior level in Sociology; and 4th year standing in the Sustainability Studies program.