Craig Peterson

Contract Lecturer, English, Augustana - Academic Planning

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

AUIDS 244B - Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Second-Language Learning Practices in the Writing Centre

★ 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.

LECTURE 2C01 (98840)
2021-02-01 - 2021-04-23
M 16:30 - 18:00 (TBD)


AUIDS 291 - Directed Reading

★ 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.

LECTURE 3B01 (46405)

AUENG 441 - 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: Fourth-year standing or consent of the instructor; previous course(s) in English as determined by the instructor.

LECTURE 1B01 (44042)
2021-02-01 - 2021-04-23
MWF 11:00 - 12:00 (TBD)

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

AUIDS 244A - Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Second-Language Learning Practices in the Writing Centre

★ 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.

LECTURE 2C01 (47540)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
M 16:30 - 18:00 (AU LIB 2 103)


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 1A02 (50834)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
MWF 09:45 - 10:45 (AU H 070)


AUIDS 201 - Collaborative Learning

★ 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.

LECTURE 1A05 (55791)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
MW 12:15 - 13:45 (AU H 070)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

AUIDS 244B - Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Second-Language Learning Practices in the Writing Centre

★ 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.

LECTURE 2C01 (74486)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
M 16:30 - 18:00 (AU LIB 2 103)


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 1B02 (62384)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
MWF 14:00 - 15:00 (AU H 090)