2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LITR 250 - Introduction to Poetry

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100  or ENGL 200 

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course enhances students’ understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of poetry as a literary form. Emphasis is placed on the nature of poetic language, including figurative language, musical devices, rhythm, meter, and form. Students practice close reading techniques on a variety of traditional and contemporary poems.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Show proficiency with the specialized vocabulary, historical context, and breadth of the field of literary studies;
  2. Demonstrate an ability to synthesize ideas from primary and/or secondary sources;
  3. Develop an interpretation and/or argument in response to a text or texts.