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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  ENG 106   Intro Lit: Poetry >1 4.00 cr.
Works representing the principal literary genres.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Wakefield EE-mailHomepage Office:   301B Tykeson Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-0055
Section has additional FeesCourse Fees: $25.00 per credit
Course Materials
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  41404 18 40 - 7/19-8/15 00 WEB Wakefield E $
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
July 21:   Last day to change to or from audit
July 21:   Add this course
July 21:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
July 24:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
July 26:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
July 28:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
August 5:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
August 5:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
ENG 106 is an introduction to poetry, one of the major genres in literary studies. Through careful analysis of poems by major writers, students will be challenged to explain not only what a given poem might mean to its readers, but also how a poem communicates meaning differently than a work of fiction, drama, or some other mode of literary expression. ENG 106 is not a comprehensive introduction to the traditions of English and American poetry; it is, rather, a series of intensive exercises designed to equip students with the analytical tools needed to read, discuss, and write about poetry effectively. Weekly readings are relatively short but demanding, and students will do a substantial amount of critical writing, including formal essays totaling at least 8-10 pages. As a basic introduction to a major genre in the field of literary studies, this course satisfies the university's Group Requirement in the Arts and Letters category. It is not recommended for English Majors, who are encouraged to enroll in the department's more historically oriented and comprehensive Introduction to the English Major sequence, ENG 220-222.
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