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ENGL 072: Writing Poetry

Course Description

This course provides instruction in writing poetry at the intermediate level. Instructors guide students to write poems at a more sophisticated level by fully developing the elements of poetry in their writing, such as figurative language, rhyme scheme, and meter. Students are also given the opportunity to analyze and critique each other's work in a workshop format. The course offers space to read, analyze, and write about culturally important poets and their work, thus demonstrating an understanding of cultural difference and that which connects us in respect to the human condition. This course may be of interest to students with the goal of further improving their creative writing skills, or creating a portfolio prior to transferring to a 4-year program in creative writing.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: ENGL 001A
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: ENGL 070

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C2- Humanities
Last Updated 7/19/23