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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 the nature, variety and significance of poetry: a studious pursuit of what makes poems work, why they are valued, and how to enjoy them fully.
ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
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:ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
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. Analyze a poem's structure, including the effects of its patterns of
sound, its rhetoric, its imagery, and its use of figurative language;
2. Analyze their own response to the poem considering the above effects;
3. Differentiate between the literal and inferential in interpreting
meaning within poetry;
4. Analyze historical/cultural context in relation to form and content of
5. Synthesize in a prose commentary their comprehension of a poem as a
whole and in significant contexts (e.g., in comparing the poem to
others within a group by the same author or other authors, or in a
specific historical context);
6. Evaluate whether the poem(s) are effective given the subject and
purpose of the author.
Topics and Scope
1. Isolation and study of (and some experimentation with) such poetic
processes as the manipulation of diction, syntax, imagery, sounds,
and rhythms, poetry 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, ode, and elegy;
3. Study of poems in various groupings--thematic, historical, technical;
4. 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,
5. Study of what writing poems means for poets, of their sensibilities
1. In addition to poems studied in class, students may read an
anthology of poems outside of class and report on it to the class.
2. Each student will also study and present written and/or oral
reports (analytical) on selections of poems either assigned by the
teacher or chosen by the student.
3. Each student will demonstrate the ability to recognize the basic
elements of poetry (e.g., figurative language) through writing or
an oral presentation on poetry.
4. Students may be asked to read or recite from memory a poem of his or
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
50 - 70%
|Term papers, Analytical, evaluative, and/or research 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
10 - 20%
|Class performances, Performance exams, Read or recite poem||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 20%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 20%
|Participation in class discussions and attendance||
Gwynn, R. S., ed. POETRY: A LONGMAN POCKET ANTHOLOGY. 2nd ed.
Kennedy, X.J., and Dana Gioia, eds. AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY,
9th ed. Longman, 1998.
Meyer, Michael, ed. POETRY: AN INTRODUCTION. 2nd ed. Bedford. 1998.
Vendler, Helen, ed. POEMS, POETS, POETRY: AN INTRODUCTION AND
ANTHOLOGY. Bedford, 1997.
Supplementary handouts of poems accompanying student presentations.