May 11, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG* E282 - Creative Writing- Poetry (3 credits)

Code(s): AESX, FINA
Prerequisite(s): ENG* E101  or permission of the instructor
This course is a study and application in a seminar atmosphere of poetry writing techniques. Intensive study of poetry by the world’s great poets and contemporary poets to discover and understand the techniques used will serve as a starting point for individual work by students. The goal of this seminar is to develop the student’s ability in elements essential to the craft of poetry, including the use of vibrant imagery, effective line breaks and communicative language choices. Focusing on these basic elements will strengthen the work of both new and experienced poets. In order to build skill in these and other techniques as well as varied approaches to the creative process, students will be asked to make use of the techniques studied in frequent poetry writing assignments. Work produced will be discussed and critically evaluated by the class. When possible, meetings and discussions with established writers will be arranged. No previous experience with creative writing or the study of poetry is required. Course Outline: ENG 282  

This course cannot be used as a Humanities elective.