SRJC Course Outlines

3/25/2023 3:14:58 AMENGL 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 3Title:  INTRO TO POETRY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Poetry
Last Reviewed:3/28/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will explore the nature, variety, and significance of poetry: a studious pursuit of what makes poems work, why they are valued, and how to analyze and appreciate their content and form.

Completion of English 1A (or higher) or ESL 10 or equivalent

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will explore the nature, variety, and significance of poetry: a studious pursuit of what makes poems work, why they are valued, and how to analyze and appreciate their content and form.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of English 1A (or higher) or ESL 10 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe principles of literary analysis.
2. Apply principles of critical and literary analysis to poetry.
3. Express an appreciation for a wide variety of poetic styles from a multiplicity of cultures.
4. Express an appreciation for the literary contributions of poets of varying genders, sexual identities, ethnicities, and diverse experiences.

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the students will:
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 literal and inferential meaning in a poem.
4. Analyze historical/cultural context in relation to form and content of poems and collections of poems.
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 intent of the author.
7. Analyze how point of view affects subject matter and style of poetry with special consideration for race, gender, ethnicity, social class, and sexual identities.

Topics and Scope
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I. Poetic Processes
    A. Manipulation of diction, syntax, imagery, sounds, and rhythms
   B. Poetry of the past and present
       1. Historic periods
       2. Literary periods
       3. Schools of literary thought
II. Varieties of Poetic Experience
     A. Traditional types
     B. Experimental types
    C. Poetic forms
III. Poems in Various Groupings
     A. Thematic
     B. Historical
     C. Philosophical
     D. Political
     E. Technical
IV. Contexts of the Poetic Experience
    A. The relationship of a poem to other poems
     B. The relationship to the human world of pleasure and pain, consciousness, place, history, art, religion, morality, politics, and ideas
    C. The relationship of point of view as it affects subject matter and style
         1. Gender
        2. Ethnicity
         3. Social class
        4. Sexual orientation
        5. Culture
V. What Writing Poems Means for Poets
      A. Sensibilities and impulses
     B. Purposes
         1. Personal/confessional exploration
         2. Political and social activism
         3. Humor and satire
         4. Translation from other works
         5. Experimental poetry that incorporates other artistic media (art, music, animation, film)

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1. Reading an anthology of poems outside of class, at an average of 30 to 40 pages per week.
2. Group report(s) on a poem, poet, or a poetic movement and/or oral presentation(s) to critically analyze poetry.
3. Analytical, research and/or response papers on selections of poems either assigned by the teacher or chosen by the student (2-4).
4. Essay exam(s); quizzes; objective exams.
5. Optional: Recite from memory or read aloud a poem.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 70%
Analytical, research and/or response 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
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Exam(s) and quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Participation in class discussions and attendance; group report(s), and/or oral presentation(s)

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. Young, Kevin. Library of America. 2020
Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th ed. Fergusen, Margaret, Kendall, Tim, et. al. Norton. 2018
Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry. Harjo, Joy, Norton. 2021
Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry. Vicuna, Cecilia and Grosman, Ernesto Livon. Oxford University Press. 2009 (classic)

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