Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGL272
Subject Name Introduction to Poetry
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp including 6cp ENGL
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment; Creative/Critical exercise 30% Reflection 30% Essay; Close Reading 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject will introduce students to a wide range of poetic forms and techniques. They will be given the tools and develop the skills needed to analyse and discuss poetics. English language poetry will be studied in relation to its literary influences and in the context of its time – from the Old English epic poem, Beowulf, to contemporary Hip Hop. The subject will introduce students to ‘the names’ of English poetry, like Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton; and ‘period’ poetry like the Metaphysical Poets, the Romantic Poets, The Beats.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Interpret a wide range of range of poetic forms and techniques
2. Demonstrate analytical skills to discuss poetics
3. Show how poems are related to the social contexts in which they are produced and received
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the key names and historical periods in poetry
5. Interpret poetry in terms of its literary influences and its context

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