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ENG106 Intro to Literature (Poetry)

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  • CRN: 41231
  • Credits: 4
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Online, Available 24/7
      From September 26 through December 17, 2022, Alison M Apotheker

Class materials


No textbooks required

Open educational resources (OER)

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Details about this class

Welcome to ENG 106 Introduction to Literature: POETRY. This online class introduces you to a banquet of diverse poets from the past and present.  They are at the table, waiting for you to join! Here's how poet Mark Strand might describe this scene: "Ink runs from the corners of my mouth./There is no happiness like mine./I have been eating poetry."

In short, poetry nourishes our emotional lives and broadens our understanding of the world. In addition to metaphor (like the one Strand uses above), you'll learn about the poetic elements that combine to create such poems.

In this class, you'll read poems, watch videos of poets reading their poems and listen to a terrific podcast called "Poetry For All." Along the way, you'll be provided weekly opportunities to develop your close reading skills, hone your analytic thinking, and grow a deep(er) appreciation for this genre. Click here for the ENG 106 Syllabus for Fall 22.

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Alison Apotheker

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Online class information

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Online & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Online based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Online Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes.

The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Classes but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg