Undergraduate Course: Creative Writing Part I: Poetry (ENLI10114)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims by seminar and workshop to introduce students to theoretical, historical and practical issues involved in the composition of poetry. Issues to be addressed include: the interplay of the tripartite division of poetry into sound (melopoeia), image (phanopoeia) and idea (logopoeia); the arguments for and against free verse, as opposed to the traditional patterning of metre and rhyme; methods of gathering and redrafting material.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as cross disciplinary, "Freshman Seminars", civilisation or creative writing classes are not considered for admission to this course.
Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course
having four or more literature classes at grade A.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Other Study Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
one-hour per week Autonomous Learning Group
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Portfolio of creative work (30%);
practical assessment (10%) and...
exam assignment (60%)
Visiting Student Variant Assessment when offered
Portfolio of creative work (30%);
practical assessment (10%) and....
exam assignment (60%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students who complete the course successfully will attain a broadened awareness of stylistic possibilities in poetry.
- By practice they will develop compositional skills in a way that complements more general English studies, and be introduced to the possibilities of publishing their work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Numbers are limited and students taking degrees not involving English or Scottish literature need the written approval of the head of English Literature
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2-hour Seminar once a week for 10 weeks; plus 1 hour a week for 10 weeks attendance at Autonomous Learning Group - times to be arranged
|Course organiser||Dr Alan Gillis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3050
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620