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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO TO POETRY||
Introduction to Poetry
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Study of nature, variety and significance of poetry: a studious pursuit of what makes poems work, why they are valued, and how to enjoy them fully.
Completion of Engl 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Study of the nature, variety and significance of poetry: a studious pursuit of what makes poems work, why they are valued & how to enjoy them fully.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Completion of Engl 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1981||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1981||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
Students will be able to:
1. Approach any unfamiliar English poem with confidence.
2. Analyze a poem's syntactical and stanzaic structures, the effects
its sound patterns, including rhyme, alliteration, assonance, and
rhythm, its rhetoric, and its patterns of imagery.
3. Attend to and analyze their own responses to these manifold effects.
4. From them all to synthesize in a prose commentary their comprehension
of a poem as a whole and in significant contexts (as in groupings
of other poems or in a historical mileau) and to describe and
evaluate the poem.
5. Become familiar with a large number of poems selected from the
history of English and American poetry, such that they will be able
to describe the salient features of these poems.
6. Recite from memory two poems of approximately 14 lines (a sonnet's
Topics and Scope
1. Isolation and study of (and some experimentation with) such poetic
processes as the manipulation of diction, syntax, imagery, sounds,
rhythms, and forms as these emerge from accomplished works by major
and minor poets of the past and present.
2. Study of the varieties of poetic experience as seen in such
traditional types as the lyric and epic and in such forms as the
sonnet and ode, narrative and meditation.
3. Study of the contexts of the poetic experience: the relationship of
a poem to other poems, and to the human world of pleasure and pain,
consciousness, place, history, art, religion, morality, politics,
4. Study of what writing poems means for poets, of their sensibilities
5. Study of poems in various grouping - thematic, historical, technical-
with other poems.
6. Study of such various elements of poetry as: sentences; literal
meaning; images; figures; symbols; irony; emotions; words; sounds;
1. In addition to poems studied in class, students will read an
anthology of poems, outside of class.
2. Each student will also study and present written and oral reports
on selections of poems from the works of two poets chosen by the
3. Students will recite or transcribe in class two poems (of about 14
lines each) from memory.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
80 - 90%
|Essay exams, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
|ORAL REPORTS; CLASS DISCUSSION||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 0%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Recitation of memorized poems||
Nims, John Frederick. WESTERN WIND: AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY, 2nd ed.
639 pages. New York: Random House, 1983.
Friebert and Young. ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY.
Supplementary handouts of poems accompanying student presentations.