Courses

English

ENG 100 English Structure and Grammar
This course must be taken concurrently with ENG 101 and is intended to provide additional practice in English grammar and structure. This course will focus on the fundamentals of correct and effective writing in English: vocabulary (including denotation, connotation, and register), grammar, and syntactic logic (arrangement of clauses and phrases, subordination, coordination, etc.), giving some attention to spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and other surface features of written English. Students will gain extensive practice in writing through prewriting activities, sentence revision and paragraph writing exercises, group writing, note-taking, grammar and vocabulary drills, and group discussion. ENG 100 may be waived upon admission by designated scores on the SAT exam or a placement examination during a student’s first semester at AUBG. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Open only to first-year students enrolled simultaneously in ENG 101. Offered every semester.

ENG 101 Exposition
This course stresses clear and precise communication. Students will critically analyze texts and use them as models for their own writing. Special attention will be placed upon the composing process from invention to revision. Students will revise drafts for correct mechanics and grammar, clarity of sentences, coherence in paragraphs, and effective organization of essays. Each student will prepare and deliver an informative speech in connection with one of the essay assignments. WIC. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every semester.

ENG 102 Writing Academic Research Papers
This course prepares students to conduct academic research and write academic research papers. Stress will be placed on research as a process that is constantly under revision. This course focuses on two forms of research paper, the argumentative and the analytical, or exploratory, research paper. Students will be expected to critically assess sophisticated source material and integrate outside academic sources into their research papers. Special attention will be placed upon the establishment of credibility through the use of reliable sources and the logical development of ideas and arguments. Each student will prepare and deliver a short presentation based on their final research project. WIC. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every semester.

ENG 205 Introduction to Creative Writing – Fiction

This course offers students experience in writing in the major forms of fiction and non-fiction. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

ENG 206 Introduction to Creative Writing – Poetry

This course aims to bring students closer to the craft of poetry. The visual, the musical, and the verbal aspects of poetry will be discussed. Students will read and analyze some examples of the best world poetry written in or translated into English. Students will also bring their own poems or translations of poems to the class. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

ENG 210 Introduction to Literature

This course provides an introduction to the formal elements of literature. Texts are selected according to author, theme, genre, or topic. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every semester.

ENG 231 World Literature – Landmark Texts

This course introduces students to texts that have profoundly influenced and continue to shape Western philosophical discourse, religious thought, the visual arts, imaginative literature, and other aspects of culture in places and times far removed from those in which they were originally composed. Assigned texts are selected from a broad range of influential writings that may include the Hebrew scriptures; ancient Greek and/or Roman poetry, drama, and philosophy; foundational Christian and/or Islamic texts; and medieval, Renaissance, and/or modern European literature. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered once every two years.

ENG 232 World Literature – Literatures in Translation
This course introduces students to important literary texts from a wide range of cultural traditions and historical periods in order to promote great awareness of the diverse ways in which the world has been understood and imagined. Assigned readings are texts that represent or have significantly influenced the beliefs, values, or artistic traditions of societies beyond the European/Anglo-American “West” and texts that are culturally important in particular local traditions within this “West,” but are not well known beyond them. Readings may include selections from the oral traditions of indigenous societies in the Americas, Australasia, Africa, and elsewhere as well as from the literary canons of East Asian, Indian, Arabic, or other societies with long traditions of writing. Readings may also include newer works that significantly reflect any of these traditions. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered once every two years.

ENG 241 American Literature – Beginnings to 1865
This course will cover American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Texts will include short stories, novels, poems, and essays by writers working across 150 years of American history and dealing with the changes in American culture from the colonial era through the end of the Civil War. This course will focus on the ways American writers have invented new forms to describe new worlds and have influenced one another. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered once every two years.

ENG 242 American Literature – 1865 to the Present
This course will cover American literature from 1865 to the present. Texts will include short stories, novels, poems, and essays by writers responding to changes in industry, technology, demographics, and changing notions of what “America” means, what it means to be an “American,” and America’s position in the world. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered once every two years.

ENG 251 British Literature – Beginnings to 1785
This course introduces students to British literature from its beginnings to 1785 by surveying a wide range of periods, genres, literature movements and traditions, and representative and well-known authors. Texts and authors may include Beowulf, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the plays of William Shakespeare, and the works of John Milton, as well as lesser-known authors. Literary periods may include the Anglo-Saxon, medieval, Renaissance, the Restoration, and the eighteenth century. Gen Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered once every two years.

ENG 252 British Literature – 1785 to Present
This course introduces students to British literature from 1785 to the present by surveying a wide range of periods, genres, literature movements and traditions, and representative and well-known authors. Authors may include William Blake, William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, and Chinua Achebe, as well as lesser-known authors. Gen Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered once every two years.

ENG 260 Balkan Literature
This course focuses on contemporary or classic texts of Southeastern European literature. Texts are selected according to author, genre, or theme. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered irregularly.

ENG 300 The Bible as Literature

This course provides a general-purpose scholastic introduction to one of the most important texts of the past. The Bible has exercised an enormous influence on European culture, ways of life, moral codes, languages, and art. The English Bible has molded the contemporary English language in all its variants. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered irregularly.

ENG 311 Public Speaking
This course provides both the theory and practice of spoken communication: interviews, oral readings, informative speeches, demonstration speeches, role-playing, and impromptu and extemporaneous speeches. Prerequisite: ENG 102. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

ENG 340 Topics in American Literature
This course is one of advanced study of American literary works. Topics will vary but may be centered on American literary periods and/or movements, such as colonial American literature, American Romanticism, Naturalism and Realism, Modernism, and contemporary American literature. This course may be repeated for credit on different topics. Gen Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

ENG 350 Topics in British Literature
This course is one of advanced study of British literary works. Topics will vary but may be centered on British literary periods and/or movements, such as medieval, Renaissance, seventeenth-century, eighteenth-century, Romantic, Victorian, or modern and contemporary British literature. This course may be repeated for credit on different topics. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

ENG 360 Topics in Literary Theory and Criticism
This course is one of advanced study of various literary theories and the methodologies associated with literary criticism. This course may survey multiple schools of literary theory and criticism or may focus on one form of literary theory and criticism in particular. Topics will vary but may include schools of literary theory such as deconstructionism, eco-criticism, feminist literary theory, formalism, Marxist literary theory, New Criticism, New Historicism, postcolonialist theory, postmodernism, post-structuralism, psychoanalytical literary theory, queer theory, reader-response theory, and semiotics. This course may be repeated for credit on different topics. Gen Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

ENG 370 Genre and Topical Studies
This course offers an advanced study of literary or filmic texts that belong to a specific genre or cultural tradition or that share a specific set of thematic concerns. Particular topics will vary, and the course may be repeated for credit on another topic. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered irregularly.

ENG 380 Major Authors
This course allows for the intensive study of one or two major writers, such as Austen, Chaucer, Faulkner, Milton, Melville, Woolf, or Yeats. This course may be repeated for credit on different authors. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered irregularly.

ENG 388 Shakespeare
This course is an advanced study of a selection of Shakespeare’s plays representing different dramatic genres and may include study of his sonnets or other non-dramatic poems. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every spring.

Theatre

THR 130 Beginning Acting
This course covers the fundamental techniques in building a character using voice, body, mind, and imagination. Students will work on exercises, improvisations, monologues, dialogues, and short scenes. Gen. Ed.: Aesthetic Expression. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every semester.

THR 211 Introduction to Theater
Basic theatrical elements, techniques, and the processes by which plays are translated into theatrical expression are introduced through the study of major dramatic works, playwrights, genres, and form in historical context. Gen. Ed.: Aesthetic Expression. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every semester.

THR 222 Applied Theater
This course offers elective credit for significant participation in AUBG theater productions or performances staged in conjunction with theater classes. Technical students develop procedures, research, and coordinate a particular aspect of production; acting students develop, research, and perform a role in the production. Gen. Ed.: Aesthetic Expression. Cr. 1-3 (2-6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every fall.

THR 230 Intermediate Acting
This course is a continuation of THR 130 and helps students develop techniques of using the body, voice, mind, and imagination in improvisational exercises and extended scene work. Students will examine approaches to acting through film and live performance and analyze contemporary plays from the actor’s point of view. Students will be required to keep an acting journal. Gen. Ed.: Aesthetic Expression. Prerequisite: THR 130. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every spring.

Film

FLM 220 Film Criticism
This course introduces students to the main elements of film form and criticism, principally style (mise-en-scene, cinematographic properties, editing, sound) and narrative (structure and narration). This course provides necessary terminology to analyze film as text, strengthens students’ general skills in textual analysis, and examines how different types of film operate through the analysis of narrative and non-narrative (documentary and avant-garde) film. This course considers different analytical approaches to Hollywood films of the studio era with a focus on how the critical categories of “genre” and “author” have proven relevant and examines several alternatives to Hollywood practice, including contemporary U.S. independent and European cinemas. Gen. Ed.: Principles of Textual Analysis. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102. Cr. 3 (6 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

FLM 221 Screenwriting
This course is intended to give students an in-depth understanding of the principles and mechanics of scriptwriting and to provide them with the skills and experience needed to write well-structured and imagined scripts that are current with industry standards. Students will analyze produced scripts, develop various screenwriting skills through short writing assignments, and complete a 20-minute film script. Gen. Ed: Principles of Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every year.

FLM 310 Advanced Screenwriting
The goal of this course is to build upon the screenwriting fundamentals established in FLM 221, with a main focus on the structure of feature-length films. Over the course of the semester, students will deepen their understanding of the screenwriting craft with special emphasis on the following elements: principles of feature story structure, building engaging scenes through conflict, crafting compelling characters, and writing effective action and dialogue. Students will strengthen their knowledge of the screenwriting craft through reading and analysis of acclaimed professional screenplays, in-class discussion, review of relevant film clips, writing short scene assignments, and workshopping their script pages in class. The semester will culminate in each student’s completion of the first act of their own original feature film script. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and FLM 221. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered every spring.

FLM 320 Topics in Film
This course centers on the advanced study of film texts. Topics vary but may focus on a specific genre, such as science fiction, horror, or the Western; a specific film industry, such as Hollywood or Bollywood; a particular director, such as Alfred Hitchcock or Ingmar Bergman; a film movement or period, such as German Expressionism or Film Noir; or a specific theme, such as cinema and psychoanalysis, women’s film, or politics and film. This course may be repeated for credit on different topics. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered irregularly.

FLM 371 History, Memory, and Narrative in Balkan Cinema
This course explores contemporary Balkan cinema in relation to questions of history, memory, and regional identity. This course draws on a broad range of recent films that address the Balkans as a social and political imaginary as well as the question of whether or not there is an identifiable “Balkan” cinema. Issues of national cinema, the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the presentation of the Roma, Balkan stereotypes, and gender will be considered, as well as the emergence of the new national and regional film traditions. When possible, this course will include a trip to the Thessaloniki Film Festival. Gen. Ed.: Case Studies in Textual Analysis. WIC. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and one Principles of Textual Analysis course. Cr. 4 (8 ECTS Cr.). Offered once every two years in the fall.

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