I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 203
Course Name: Writing Poetry
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
1. Developing a unifying theme appropriate to the poem.
2. Using figurative language effectively.
B. Recognizing basic literary conventions in poetry.
1. Recognizing themes and basic elements of style in selected models.
2. Recognizing strengths and weaknesses in peer writing samples.
C. Discussing basic elements of theme and style in professional and student samples.
D. Receiving and giving criticism on material presented in class.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
Week 2: The Writing Process
Week 3: Verse
Week 4: Free Verse
Week 5: Meter
Week 6: Diction, Alliteration, Assonance
Week 7: Stanzas and Fixed Forms
Week 8: The Line
Week 9: Imagery
Week 10: Metaphor
Week 11: Process
Week 12: Symbol
Week 13: Style and Tone
Week 14: Re-vision
Week 15: Revision
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
To be determined by the instructor in consultation with the department chair.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
B. Procedures/information required by individual instructor
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.