Craig Peterson

ATS Associate Lecturer, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact

ATS Associate Lecturer, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Email
cgpeters@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 679-1656
Address
2-136 Library
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Courses

AUENG 102 - Critical Reading, Critical Writing

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.


AUIDS 201 - Collaborative Learning

The course will introduce students to ways of working collaboratively to complete a group project. Students will examine a topic from a single disciplinary perspective. Prerequisite: AUIDS 101.


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

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.


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

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.


AUIDS 390 - Directed Reading

Intensive study of a specific area to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor; at least third-year standing or *3 at a senior level in Interdisciplinary Studies. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in one of these courses.


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