ENGL 272 - Introduction to Creative Writing of Poetry
Designed to provide students a foundation for understanding the forms, techniques, and aesthetics of poetry writing in order that they may develop their skills. Emphasis will be on both traditional and contemporary modes to establish each student’s style of expression and understanding of the craft. Students’ poems, the poems of their peers, and poetry of proven merit will be discussed in a workshop setting. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of instructor based on a writing sample. Three hours each week. Formerly EN 223.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify, define, and apply key literary terms, concepts, and techniques.
- Evaluate his/her own work and the work of his/her classmates, and provide constructive criticism in a collaborative workshop setting.
- Recognize and understand the techniques of established writers and apply them to his/her own work.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the writing process as it pertains to creative writing through drafting, revising and presenting individual work.
- Show an understanding of poetry that reflects a diversity of poets whose work has contributed to the genre.
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