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Spring 2020
Feb 24, 2020
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ENGL 163 - 20th Century Poetry
This course will examine poetry by a range of American writers of the twentieth century. This will be a demanding course that will place emphasis on close analysis and comprehension of text, as well as group discussion in which students are expected to participate. The aim will be to enable students to analyze verse with a full understanding not just of its meaning but of the formal elements of prosody. A principal course text will be Philip Hobsbaum’s Meter, Rhythm and Verse Form (Routledge), which students are expected to read and memorize. Students should be prepared to write regular short essays on aspects of poetry. Each essay will contribute to your overall assessment, as will your attendance record and performance in class. Students are expected also to attend one-to-one tutorials with Professor Wu in order to discuss their work. There will be occasional tests. These activities will contribute to each student’s final grade.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
Core:HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, Mean Grade is Calculated


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