PCC/ CCOG / ENG

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ENG 106

Course Number:
ENG 106
Course Title:
Introduction to Literature (Poetry)
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Enhances enjoyment of poetry, increases understanding of poetic elements, conventions and forms, and encourages exploration of the diversity of human experience. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Engage, through poetic texts, diverse points of view and diverse historical, cultural, and literary contexts.
2. Analyze a variety of poetic forms, from sonnets to haiku to free verse, and identify and effectively employ poetic terms, including diction, sound, rhyme, rhythm, meter, imagery, symbolism, persona, etc.
3. Explicate poems in writing and speech and provide adequate support/evidence for such explications.
4. Recognize the multiple possibilities of interpretations of poems and the validity thereof.
5. Articulate ways in which the text contributes to self-understanding.
6. Conduct research to find materials to use for literary analysis, using MLA conventions to document primary and secondary sources in written response to a literary text.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment tools may include informal responses to study questions; evaluation of small- and full-group discussions; in-class and out-of-class writing; formal essays and other types of informal writing; individual and group presentations; essay exams; close reading exercises using support/evidence; writing exercises which include evaluation of various interpretations of a text and their relative validity.  Both instructor and peer evaluation may be incorporated in the assessment process.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

concrete imagery           
allusions
tension                  
 enjambment
diction
imagination               
explication
symbol                   
cultural applications
metrics                   
interpretation
iambic                   
narrative poetry
trochaic               
epic poetry
dactyllic               
folk ballads
anapestic               
literary ballads
feet                  
 sonnets
monometer               
villanelles
dimeter                   
haiku
trimeter               
rhyme
tetrameter               
alliteration
pentameter               
assonance   
line                   
consonance
stanza                   
free verse
couplet                   
tone
tercet                   
allusion
quatrain               
figurative language
sestet                   
caesuras
octave
 

Competencies and Skills
analysis
synthesis
close readings
understanding poetry through historical, political, artististic, and
critical contexts as well as employing the language of poetic
convention
writing about poetry
critical reading using reviews and critical essays
speaking and listening in a large group
speaking and listening relectively
small group collaboration
recognizing the difference between poetry and prose