AUSCA - Augustana Faculty - Scandinavian

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Augustana Faculty

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

AUSCA 101 - Beginners' Norwegian I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

AUSCA 101 and 102 are designed to develop ability in reading and writing Norwegian, with a strong emphasis on the development of comprehension and oral communication skills. During this process, the student participates in a wide variety of interactive activities and is also exposed to contemporary Norwegian culture. These two courses not only encourage the student to think critically about the principles of grammar as they relate to the Norwegian language, but also stimulate an in-depth understanding of the principles by which language functions in general. These two courses also lead the student through the steps of reflective learning as they consider and discuss language learning strategies.


AUSCA 102 - Beginners' Norwegian II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

Continuation of AUSCA 101. Prerequisite: AUSCA 101.


AUSCA 142 - Viking Age Mythology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of Viking Age / Old Norse mythology and heroic legends, focusing on readings in translation from the Poetic and Prose Eddas. The influence of Old Norse mythology on European and North American visual art, literature, popular culture, and music from the 19th century to the present is also examined.


AUSCA 161 - Scandinavian Folk Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the three major genres of Scandinavian folk literature: the fictional folk tale, the legend, and the ballad. Folk literature as a cultural mirror and the impact of folk literature on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Scandinavian literature are also explored. All lectures and readings are in English.


AUSCA 201 - Intermediate Norwegian I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

Reading and study of selected texts in Norwegian literature and culture. Composition and conversation are emphasized. Prerequisite: AUSCA 102 or Consent of the Instructor.


AUSCA 202 - Intermediate Norwegian II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

Continuation of AUSCA 201. Prerequisite: AUSCA 201.


AUSCA 231 - Scandinavian Culture and Civilization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of Scandinavian life and achievement, past and present, with emphasis on social and cultural conditions against a geographical and historical background. All lectures and readings are in English. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUSCA 231 and AUGEO 242.


AUSCA 237 - Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of selected topics in Scandinavian literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.


AUSCA 261 - Scandinavian Folk Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the three major genres of Scandinavian folk literature: the fictional folk tale, the legend, and the ballad. Folk literature as a cultural mirror and the impact of folk literature on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Scandinavian literature are also explored. All lectures and readings are in English.


AUSCA 271 - Personal Narratives of the North View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Analysis of personal narratives from the Canadian North and northern Scandinavia, with a focus on texts linking these regions. Narratives written from a variety of perspectives are read, including those of aboriginal peoples, explorers, professionals, adventurers and families. Texts which explore gender roles and gender myths in the North are also examined. Autobiographical theory is employed to analyze the texts. All lectures and readings are in English.


AUSCA 337 - Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of selected topics in Scandinavian literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.


AUSCA 401 - Directed Study: Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of the Norwegian language. Prerequisite: AUSCA 202 or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.


AUSCA 403 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of Scandinavian literature as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: A 200-level Scandinavian literature course or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.


AUSCA 405 - Directed Study: Area Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of Scandinavian culture as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: AUSCA 231. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.