ENGL& 113 : Introduction to Poetry
Approach poetry successfully. Study of poetic form and structure, as well as major poets and poems, past and present, American and worldwide. (H)
- Analyze one’s sense of self and purpose in life;
- Analyze one’s own values and how family and community influence them;
- Compare and contrast one’s identity with people from other cultures.
- Read actively and analytically about other individuals’ and other cultures’ values, practices, behaviors, norms, and expectations;
- Compare to one’s own values, practices, etc.;
- Engage with the complexity of the literature by thinking creatively and logically about what the author is communicating and how it relates to one’s own beliefs and experiences.
- Discuss personal and cultural differences with classmates;
- Acknowledge and tolerate different viewpoints;
- Evaluate and challenge assumptions and conclusions—both one’s own and others.
- Explore, discover, and express ideas about literature and the human condition;
- Write essays controlled by a thesis and supported with specific examples from the texts;
- Write in complete, varied sentences and unified, coherent, and developed paragraphs;
- Avoid and correct errors in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. Question, explore, and share ideas, values, and beliefs;
- Reduce anxiety and timidity in expressing opinions in a group setting;
- Acknowledge the needs and expectations of others. Find and retrieve information from literary texts, incorporating that information into essays and class discussion;
- Document sources according to MLA in-text citation format.