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AUIDS100 The World in Progress: Inquiry in the Social Sciences Course Page

Description: This course introduces students to inquiry in the social sciences, while enabling them to develop their core academic skills. This course is not an in-depth introduction to the various disciplinary fields within the social sciences, but rather a transdisciplinary introduction to the social sciences as a whole within the context of the liberal arts.

AUIDS101 Topics in Liberal Studies Course Page

Description: 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.

AUIDS110 Interdisciplinary Science Projects I Course Page

Description: A project-based course that meets for three hours every two weeks in which students will work in teams on projects involving mathematics and at least one other science or social science discipline, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, computing science, economics, sociology, psychology, kinesiology, and political studies. Corequisites: AUMAT 112.

AUIDS137 Science Laboratory Experiences Course Page

Description: Introduction to experimental work in Biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. This course emphasizes numeracy, scientific communication and experimental techniques but does not presuppose any specific knowledge of disciplinary content. Note: Closed to students with *6 or more in AUBIO, AUCHE, AUENV and AUPHY.

AUIDS160 Introduction to Crime, Correction, and Community Course Page

Description: Introduction to crime and correction in Canada. The theory and practice accompanying law enforcement, trial, correctional intervention, and probation and parole are analyzed by drawing from a range of disciplinary traditions such as ethical reflection, psychological theory, social and political thought, and biological understandings of criminality. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 160 and AUCRI 160.

AUIDS210 Interdisciplinary Science Projects II Course Page

Description: A second project-based course that meets for three hours every two weeks in which students will work in teams on projects involving mathematics and at least one other science or social science discipline, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, computing science, economics, sociology, psychology, kinesiology, and political studies. Prerequisite: AUIDS 110.

AUIDS230 Introduction to Women's Studies Course Page

Description: Survey and analysis of issues concerning women's lives, both historically and in the present; an account of the development of feminist theories and critiques, and an assessment of the contribution this new scholarship has made in transforming perceived knowledge in a variety of disciplines.

AUIDS244A Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Second-Language Learning Practices in the Writing Centre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUIDS244B Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Second-Language Learning Practices in the Writing Centre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUIDS270 Topics in Integrative Studies Course Page

Description: Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUIDS276 Topics in Integrative Studies Course Page

Description: Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses.

AUIDS286 Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies Course Page

Description: Selected topics in place-based learning in specific off-campus locations. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and may vary from year to year. The course will take a specific place as the location and subject of study. The locations of study can be international or closer to home, but in all instances will encourage a significant engagement with the place. Note: AUIDS 286 is classified as an arts course.

AUIDS290 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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.

AUIDS291 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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.

AUIDS292 Integrative Studies (Cuba) Course Page

Description: This is a mandatory course for all students attending the Augustana in Cuba program. The course will integrate various disciplinary considerations with the student's experiences while living and studying for a semester in Cuba. Themes will include: Cuban society and culture, Cuba in a Latin American context, Cuba and the world. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 292 and AUSPA 250. The course is available only as part of the Augustana-in-Cuba Program. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUIDS370 Topics in Integrative Studies Course Page

Description: Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses.

AUIDS374 Topics in Integrative Studies Course Page

Description: Selected topics on the integration of knowledge between different disciplinary perspectives. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and vary from year to year. Each course is team-taught by faculty from at least two distinct disciplines. Note: Even-numbered courses in this series are classified as arts courses; odd-numbered courses are classified as science courses.

AUIDS386 Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies Course Page

Description: Selected topics in place-based learning in specific off-campus locations. The focus and content of each course are determined by student and faculty interests, and may vary from year to year. The course will take a specific place as the location and subject of study. The locations of study can be international or closer to home, but in all instances will encourage a significant engagement with the place. Note: AUIDS 386 is classified as an arts course.

AUIDS390 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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.

AUIDS391 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: 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.

AUIDS406A Capstone Course in Leadership Course Page

Description: Investigation of the nature and use of evidence and models of scientific enquiry as they apply to theory and research in leadership. Students will work in groups with mentors to conduct an interdisciplinary capstone leadership project that addresses a significant global challenge. Prerequisite: Only open to year-two students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.

AUIDS406B Capstone Course in Leadership Course Page

Description: Investigation of the nature and use of evidence and models of scientific enquiry as they apply to theory and research in leadership. Students will work in groups with mentors to conduct an interdisciplinary capstone leadership project that addresses a significant global challenge. Prerequisite: Only open to year-two students in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies offered by the School of Business in collaboration with the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.