Mar 22, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 555 - Studies in Poetry

Extensive reading, analysis, and practice, at the professional level, in theories of poetics, and a representative sample of poetry.May be repeated up to 15 credits with different subtitles. ENG 455 and ENG 555 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: admission to an English MA program.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate a foundational understanding of formal elements and genre conventions of poetry and explain how choices contribute to meaning
  • Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast poetic works based on theme, genre, historical context, and/or historical context.
  • Analyze the development of a genre in relation to specific historical, material, or cultural conditions.
  • Lead class discussions of analysis of  the thematic concerns of poetic works.
  • Demonstrate engagement, reflective thought about the writer’s own assumptions, effective inquiry, and responsible interpretation at the graduate level.
  • Apply theoretical approaches to the analysis of poetry at the graduate level.
  • Exhibit leadership by questioning commonly held assumptions and addressing ethical issues raised in the literature, especially as they apply to contemporary problems.
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency with comparative analysis and critique, as well as strategies and a plan that could lead to publication success

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations Ellensburg, Online Winter Locations Ellensburg, Online

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