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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
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ENGL 2028 - Creative Writing: Poetry

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This creative writing class focuses on the writing and close reading of poetry. Because creative writing involves both creativity and scholarship, coursework includes: critical analysis of student and published writing; forming aesthetic judgments about poetry; writing and revising poems; and responding to the creative work of classmates in a writing community. This course does not fulfill the Literature requirement for the Associate of Arts degree at Century College.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.

Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.  Recommendation: ENGL 1020 with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 1027. Basic word processing and computer skills. 
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020  with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 1027 . Basic word processing and computer skills.

Major Content

  1. Close reading and analysis of poems
  2. Study of poetics
    • poetic forms and terms o contemporary poetry
    • poetic sub-genres (spoken-word, prose poems, etc.)
  3. The creative process in poetry
    • writing a wide variety of poems
    • providing written and/or oral feedback in a workshop environment
    • revising poems based on feedback
  4. Criteria for evaluating creative work in progress within a writing community

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. analyze a wide variety of poems representing a variety of styles and subgenres.
  2. employ the elements of poetics.
  3. engage in the creative process through writing and revising poems.
  4. make informed judgments about poems.
  5. apply principles of contemporary poetic aesthetics to original poems.
  6. critique published poems as models for their own writing.
  7. experiment with imaginative writing, language, and verse forms.
  8. accept constructive feedback about original work within a writing community.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 04. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.


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