Studies in British and American Poetry

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Studies in British and American Poetry

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, British Studies, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description: Credit 3. Exploration of the relationship between English poetry and poetics.
    We will read a wide range of poems and prose, and focus on questions of language, form and structure, poetic tradition and influence.

    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Reading, writing, research and dialogue are the tools of inquiry in English. All of the assignments
    you complete in this class will guide you toward the fulfillment of certain inquiry-based learning
    outcomes. In this class, students should:
    ? Learn to understand and interpret poetic forms originating in different national literatures
    and in periods ranging from early-modern literature into the twenty-first century. Students
    should come to know specifically important examples of the poetic forms that we study,
    and to interpret them cogently in relation to the historical contexts and the cultural and
    geographical diversities of the poetry that we study;
    ? Learn to identify all of the poetic forms that we study together. Students should come to
    know the formal features that define or characterize the poetic forms that we study,
    including sound-effects in language, rhythms and meters, rhyme and other linkages of
    words, structural patterns, syllabics, and other linguistic and artistic features;
    ? Gain practical experience and skill in the interpretation of poems, including the periodspecific
    features of literary works. Each student should be able to explain alternative
    interpretations of the works, and defend her or his own preferred interpretations and ideas
    about the works with sound evidence and reasons.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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