Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ENGL                                     Course Number: 303                                    
Course Title: Poetry Writing Irationale
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This is the first course in the Poetry Writing sequence. It will introduce students to major historical currents in poetry in English and in translation and the basic elements of poetry writing and critique. Readings for this course will expose students to a broad range of poetic styles: fixed structures (including sonnet, villanelle, sestina, and haiku), dramatic, narrative, and lyric verse. Students will gain an understanding of the aesthetic intentions grounding these traditions while developing a vocabulary for critical reading.

Prerequisite: ENGL 150 or permission of the instructor.
  • Students will write by following guided assignments. Group discussions, peer cirituqe, and student presentations are required.

Start Date:    09/27/2006                         End Date: