Topics in Comparative Literature A: Poetry

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Topics in Comparative Literature A: Poetry

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ICCM106 or ICCM112

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Poetry, including: metrics, forms, themes, eras, ethnic voices, bilingual verse throughout history.

    Course Goals:

    • To explore the rich diversity of poetry by authors from a variety of cultures;
    • To analyze such formal aspects of poetry as eras and movements, themes and forms
    • To be able to identify and discuss poetic conventions such as meter, rhyme and rhythm, imagery, and figurative language
    • To be able to develop and sustain a valid literary research paper;
    • To be able to identify and evaluate poetry from different genres.

    Objectives of development/revision:

    To revise courses to remain current to developments in the subject area.

    Expected outcome on students’ skill and knowledge:

    By the end of this course, students will have an appreciation of poetry, will be able to analyze the basic forms of poetry, and will be able to compose basic poems themselves.

    Teaching methods:

    Lectures, discussions, group work, pair work, student presentations, individual reflection

    Evaluation methods:

    Quizzes, assignments, final examination

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