Undergraduate Course: Critical Practice: Poetry (ENLI10187)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will examine a range of techniques of versification and forms of eloquence in the poetic canon. It will provide an overview of the historical development of these forms and techniques, while focusing on ways of reading specific texts. Techniques studied include metre, rhythm and scansion, and such elements of poetic language as diction and metaphor.
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 civilisation or other interdisciplinary classes, Freshman Year Seminars or composition/creative writing classes/workshops are not considered for admissions 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 three to four literature classes at grade A.
** Please note, this course is a 10 credit course and consists of lecture/workshops only **
** 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 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 x mid-term assessment (close reading exercise) of 1000 words (40%),
and 1 x final essay (more thematic) of 1500 words (60%) submitted in exam period at end of Semester 1.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify a range of poetic techniques and verse forms;
- analyse and discuss the conjunctions of theory and practice in named poems;
- recognise different critical approaches to the poetic artefact, and ways of reading that combine thematic and formal issues;
- demonstrate a set of practical skills and range of knowledge that will complement and supplement other course work undertaken in the honours years.
|Course organiser||Dr Alan Gillis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3050
|Course secretary||Ms Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619