ENGL 512: Poetry and Culture

This course provides a selective study of poetry focused on a specific cultural theme, cultural group, or a specific historical period. (Examples might include, but are not limited to, a focus on Christian culture, African-American literature, or nineteenth-century American literature.)

The course will be writing-intensive, including formal and informal written responses, and will focus on formalist and cultural analytical approaches to poetry.

Participants will learn how to:

-Explain how the form of a poem (e.g., literary devices) conveys the meaning of the text.
-Manage the writing process effectively to generate organized, coherent, creative, specifically-supported, rhetorically-effective literary analyses.
-Evaluate the meaning of a poem using specific biblical principles.
-Interpret poetry based on the culture of focus for the course (i.e., based upon the cultural theme, cultural group, or culture of a specific historical period).

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Winter/Spring II course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II. 

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (W/S I 2021, Summer I 2021, W/S I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analysis (W/S II 2021, Summer II 2021, W/S II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021, Fall I 2021, Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021, Fall II 2021, Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021, W/S I 2022, Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021, W/S II 2022, Fall II 2022)

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analysis (Winter/Spring II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analysis (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analysis (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2022)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: Christin Taylor, MFA

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 3/1/22 – 4/25/22

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

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