Undergraduate Course: Discovering Poetry (LLLG07052)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Lifelong Learning (LLC)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course is designed for students new to poetry, especially those who feel that poetry is difficult or intimidating. By beginning with more accessible contemporary poetry and working back to more formal and historical material, the course aims to demystify the genre and build student confidence in reading, understanding and discussing poetic works in various forms. It aims to help students develop skills such as close reading, analysis and interpretation and give them a solid grounding in key styles and forms, which they can draw on when reading poetry in the future.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of this course, students should be able to:
* discuss and analyse poetry with confidence;
* demonstrate an understanding of the development of poetry;
* express and explain an enjoyment in reading poems.
|One 2000 word essay submitted after the course finishes, worth 100% of the total course mark.|
||A range of poems from contemporary writing to Chaucer.
Week 1: Reading a poem.
Week 2: Contemporary British Poetry.
Week 3: Post War Poetry 1940 - 1960.
Week 4: Modernist Poets.
Week 5: The dramatic monologue: Tennyson, Browning.
Week 6: The Romantics: Wordsworth and Keats.
Week 7: Metaphysical Poetry.
Week 8: The Sonnet.
Week 9: Chaucer.
Week 10: Reading the Poem again.
Poetry reading skills and vocabulary.
Keegan, Paul. 2001; New Penguin Book of English Verse. London: Penguin Classics.
Rae, Simon 2011; The Twentieth Century in Poetry. London: Ebury Press.
Gaskell, Philip 1998 Landmarks in English Literature. Edinburgh: EUP
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
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