Brandon Alakas, PhD

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

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 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)

AUIDS 401 - Advanced Integration Project

★ 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.

LECTURE 1B01 (49260)

2023-01-25 - 2023-04-17
MWF 11:00 - 12:00 (AU C 115)

Fall Term 2023 (1850)

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 (84948)

2023-09-18 - 2023-12-06
MWF 09:45 - 10:45 (AU G 2 260)

AUENG 220 - Classical Foundations of Western Literature

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Offers a survey of Classical Greek and Latin literature in translation from the preHomeric period up to late antiquity. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of major classical texts that shaped European and British literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Close attention will be paid to the evolution of genres, such as the epic, the lyric, satire, and tragedy. Prerequisites: AUENG 102. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUENG 220, 320 (2021), AUCLA 220 (2021), 320 (2021).

LECTURE 1A01 (87809)

2023-09-18 - 2023-12-06
MWF 11:00 - 12:00 (AU G 2 260)

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 3A04 (84576)

2023-08-22 - 2023-09-12
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU LIB 2 102)

Winter Term 2024 (1860)

AUENG 225 - The World of the Middle Ages

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of texts written between the eighth and fifteenth centuries that explores a variety of social issues and the emergence of national identities. Major themes discussed include notions of the monstrous in medieval literature, female identity within chivalric culture, the nature of late medieval subjectivity, female authority, the evolution of private religious devotion, and European identity in the face of a growing awareness of the wider world. Prerequisites: AUENG 102. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in AUENG 325 (2021).

LECTURE 1B01 (18000)

2024-01-29 - 2024-04-19
MWF 09:45 - 10:45 (AU LIB 1 130)