Studies in British and American Poetry
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
American Studies, British Studies, Poetry
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.