Brandon Alakas, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Fall Term 2022 (1810)

AUENG 260 - Literary Animal Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of representations of nonhuman animals in texts ranging from sacred literature to scientific writing that explores humanity's evolving relationship with our fellow creatures. Texts will be drawn from a variety of genres and periods, including poetry and prose from antiquity, biblical texts, medieval romance and devotional literature, early modern philosophical and scientific treatises, and more contemporary writing with direct links to the modern animal rights movement. Readings from theorists of animal studies and ecofeminism will guide our exploration of texts and the questions they raise about our connections with nonhuman animals. Prerequisites: AUENG 102.

LECTURE 1A01 (39205)

2022-09-19 - 2022-12-09
TH 08:30 - 10:00 (AU RS 122)

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.

LECTURE 3A07 (35275)

2022-08-25 - 2022-09-13
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU LIB 1 130)

Winter Term 2023 (1820)

AUCLA 294 - Selected Topics in Classical Studies Tour

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Study tour of ancient sites from the classical world. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests and may vary with different course offerings. Note: Tour costs are the responsibility of the student. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

LECTURE 3850 (47955)

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 (45561)

2023-01-25 - 2023-04-17
MWF 11:00 - 12:00 (AU F 1 315)

LECTURE 1B07 (48992)

2023-01-25 - 2023-04-17
MWF 08:30 - 09:30 (AU LIB 2 103)

AUENG 450 - Selected Topics in English Studies

★ 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: Third-year standing.

LECTURE 1B01 (47902)

2023-01-25 - 2023-04-17
W 16:30 - 19:30 (AU LIB 1 130)