Brandon Alakas, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

AUENG 102 - Critical Reading, Critical Writing

★ 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.

LECTURE 1A05 (53412)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
TH 10:15 - 11:45 (AU H 070)


AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

★ 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.

LECTURE 3A12 (55775)
2021-08-23 - 2021-09-14
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU H 090)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

AUENG 102 - Critical Reading, Critical Writing

★ 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.

LECTURE 1B01 (74382)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
MWF 11:00 - 12:00 (AU H 070)

LECTURE 1B04 (63206)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 12:00 - 13:30 (AU H 090)


AUENG 221 - Chaucer and Premodern Society

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of major works by Geoffrey Chaucer, including The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame and selections from The Canterbury Tales. This course places these texts within the framework of Chaucer's literary inheritance and cultural milieu and explores the poet's depictions of human psychology, complex representations of gender and misogynist stereotypes, notions of justice, and uneasy relationship with textual authority, whether classical or biblical. Prerequisites: AUENG 102. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 321 (2021).

LECTURE 1B01 (75644)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 08:30 - 10:00 (AU H 090)