Saturday, September 3, 2011

Course Policy: Writing Poetry

Catalog ID: LA490B
Section: 01
Course Name: Writing Poetry

Course Prerequisite: LA190 / Lecture or LA190 / e-Learning
Term: Autumn
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday Meeting Time(s): 11-12:20 p.m.
Class Location: KH224
Faculty Name: Sophia Kartsonis
Class Blog:
Department: Liberal Arts
Division: English
Office Hours: T 9-11, H 10-11,
Office Location: Kinney 224
Course Description: Introduces students to the art of writing of poetry, the most ancient yet current of arts. Students will study aspects of poetics, learning a variety of techniques while reading and responding to both contemporary and canonical poets. The course involves a variety of writing exercises, the drafting of poems, and peer critiques, culminating in a small collection of poems and an essay at the end of the semester.
Course Goal To acquaint student with the craft of producing poetry and to help give them the terms and tools in which to assess and help revise and edit poems.

Course Learning Outcomes Students can expect to know more about a poem’s composition, both as an active verb and as a noun indicating its contents. There will be lessons on rhyme, meter, poetic terminology, and a variety of exercises in formal poetry designed to increase competence and understanding of the various styles and forms of verse from blank to free.

CCAD Learning Goals (these are the CCAD goals that are supported by this course):
Through the writing and analysis of poems, and the workshop, the course is designed to help students connect words and images into cogent, vibrant writing. Also, through the workshop model itself, students connect with one another to create a body of work that is more powerful for their collective insight. As the workshop environment creates an opportunity for both risk and community, it provides a means in which to reflect upon poetry as act of language distillation. Additionally, through mastery in the art of reading as a writer and writing as an astute, sensitive reader, students are better able to create artful writing overall.
Required Course Materials:
Required Text(s):
Jacqueline Osherow’s Whitethorn
All links and handouts provided in class or through the blog.

Recommended Text(s):
TBA throughout

Schedule of Classes (including key events including assignments, projects due dates/exam dates):
(See Attached)
Methods/weights of Evaluation (this is a list of items that will be used as the basis for calculating students’ grades in the course: workshop participation, punctual, thorough, projects, assignments 70%,
attendance &class participation 30%):

Course Grading Policies (this is a list of policies regarding due dates, late submissions, standards and expectation regarding work, etc.):
Due dates are crucial, particularly for those assignments that involve class-wide presentation or discussion. Late work will not be welcome and if an assignment is not turned in for a student’s upcoming or workshop or a presentation is not ready, there is no way to make that up to the whole class. For this reason, those assignments must come in on time, students must be present for their own workshops and as they are given two free absences, it is expected that students save those for such occasions and to keep the instructor informed (at least eight hours before class is to begin, where possible) that there has been an issue or emergency. After three absences, the instructor reserves the right to request the student consider dropping the course. All work unless otherwise noted is to be typed, proofread and turned in as a final, to-be-graded, copy.
CCAD Academic Policies:
(see the Student Handbook for complete policy information) Academic dishonesty may assume several forms. The most common are the use of unauthorized materials during exams, acquiring information from other students during an exam, and plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined by the following actions:
• Reproducing another person’s work and submitting it as one’s own
• Lifting material from other sources, including the Internet, to use in assignments without acknowledgment
• Using another person’s original ideas without providing appropriate credit
• Misrepresenting oneself as another individual to an instructor in the context of completing assignments or tests
• Participating in co-construction of assignments without the knowledge and approval of the instructor (not to be confused with legitimate and appropriate tutoring activities, which do not include actually completing another person’s work for him/her)
In all cases, if a student is unsure about a question of plagiarism or academic misconduct, the instructor should be consulted. Please consult the appropriate section under “Disciplinary Procedures” to learn about specific procedures involved in academic misconduct cases.
(see the Student Handbook for complete policy information) ADA STATEMENT If you have a documented cognitive, physical, or psychological disability, which includes learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), depression, anxiety, or mobility, as described by Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is recommended that you contact Disability Services at 614-222-3292. They will assist you in arranging appropriate accommodations with the instructor.
(see the Student Handbook for complete policy information) Students are required to attend all classes on their schedule. Students may receive a failing grade if they have three or more absences in courses meeting once a week or four or more absences in courses meeting twice a week. For Summer Semester, the number of absences is computed on the basis of the total number of class hours missed (nine or more hours for studio courses and six or more hours for other courses). For May Minimester or summer sessions, missing 15% or more of a class constitutes an automatic failure. Students are reminded that they will receive a failing grade if they stop attending a course without properly dropping it. Dropping courses is the responsibility of the student.
(see the Student Handbook for complete policy information) A grade of incomplete (I) is given only in cases involving serious illness or unforeseen emergencies. In case of illness, a written verification may be required from the attending physician. The student should see the director of advising to process the proper medical documentation.
(see the Student Handbook for complete policy information) The college expects students to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the high ideals and standards that CCAD has set for its community and its students. Students who violate college policies, cause harm to others, commit criminal acts, or engage in disruptive behavior on or off campus premises may be subject to disciplinary sanctions by the institution.

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