ENGL 125: Introduction to Poetry

Currently Offered:
1st Summer Session 2019  (5½ weeks: May 15- June 20)
Fall Semester 2019 (August 20–December 13)

Nearly everyone loves some form of poetry—in a popular song, a sentimental poem found on a greeting card, a patriotic hymn, or a beautifully worded epitaph on a gravestone. It is unlike any other artistic form, and each poem conveys a message that cannot be transmitted any other way. In this course, we explore how poetry creates that meaning. ENGL 125 is, most importantly, about learning how to read, hear, and enjoy poetry.

The four main goals of the course:

  1. that you hear poetry when you read it
  2. that you pay attention to all the meaningful details of a poem
  3. that you can discuss poetry critically and in a manner suited to a broader audience
  4. that you gain some historical perspective of English and American poetry, especially within literary history.

Required Texts/Materials

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Henry Veggian
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite(s): a second-semester college-level composition course or permission of instructor
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.

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