Faculty Name: Sophia Kartsonis
Class Blog: www.zeldaville.blogspot.com
Department: Liberal Arts
Office Hours: M-F 1-1:30
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
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
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:
Jacqueline Osherow’s Whitethorn
All links and handouts provided in class or through the blog.
Schedule of Classes
(including key events including assignments, projects due dates/exam dates):
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.
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 two or more absences in the minimester. 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.
STUDENT CODE OF
(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.