Reading Poetry

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 1114
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
In this course students will read, discuss and write about poetry. The works assigned may include poems from diverse cultures, contexts and traditions, as well as from non-traditional sources, such as song lyrics or spoken word.
Course Content

All first-year English literature courses share the following features:

  1. Students are instructed in the writing of critical essays on literary subjects.
  2. Students are taught to recognize and understand a variety of literary devices and textual elements, such as metaphor, symbolism, distinctions between author and narrator/narrating persona, and issues of language and of structure, as appropriate to the genres and texts studied.
  3. Readings and topics vary among sections of the same course, according to each instructor’s selection; however, all course materials are consistent with the objectives of the course. 

In English 1114, students will focus on detailed analysis of poems.  The works studied may include poems from diverse cultures, contexts and traditions, as well as from non-traditional sources, such as song lyrics or spoken word.

Methods Of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods will be used:

  1. Lecture/discussion
  2. Group work
  3. Peer editing
  4. Instructor feedback on students’ work
  5. Individual consultation
Means of Assessment
  1. A minimum of two formal academic essays, with a combined value of at least 40% of the course grade.
  2. A minimum of 80% of the course grade will be based on writing assignments (essays, essay-based exams, journals, paragraphs). A maximum of 20% of the course grade may be based on informal writing (quizzes, short answer tests); oral reports/presentations; participation/preparation grades; and/or other non writing-intensive assignments.
  3. A minimum of 15% of the course grade will be based on in-class writing (essay or exam).
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of any first-year English literature course, the successful student should be able to

  1. read receptively and reflectively, with sensitivity to the subtleties of language;
  2. recognize and understand literary devices;
  3. practice writing as a process involving pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing;
  4. write an essay of literary criticism that develops an interpretive thesis supported by appropriate and correctly cited evidence; and
  5. give and receive constructive criticism on written work.

Upon completion of English 1114, the successful student should also be able to recognize and understand a range of poetic devices and features, including

  1. A poem’s situation, and the difference between poet and speaker
  2. Theme
  3. Poetic forms (open / free verse versus closed forms, such as the ballad or sonnet)
  4. Emotional tone (such as irony)
  5. Figurative language (such as imagery, metaphor and symbolism)
  6. Literary allusions
  7. Diction (such as formal versus colloquial, and the differences between denotative and connotative meaning)
  8. Syntax and other details of grammar and style, such as enjambment
  9. Prosody and sound effects—such as alliteration, rhythm and rhyme
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Sample reading list:

  • Selections from an anthology such as The Broadview Anthology of Poetry
  • A coursepack with additional readings

Requisites

Prerequisites

Any College entrance Language Proficiency Requirement with the exceptions of the Douglas College Course Options in ELLA or ENGU and the assessments listed below. These require the specified higher standard for entry into CMNS, CRWR and ENGL courses.
• a minimum grade of C- in ELLA 0460, or a minimum grade of C- in both ELLA 0465 and 0475, OR
• a minimum grade of C- in ENGU 0450 or ENGU 0455 or ENGU 0490, OR
• Mastery in ELLA 0330 and any two of ELLA 0310, 0320, or 0340, OR
• TOEFL overall score of 83 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, OR
• IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; for individual bands below 6.0:
       • if in Speaking, ELLA 0210 required
       • if in Reading or Listening, ELLA 0220 required
       • if in Writing, ELLA 0230 and ELLA 0240 required
OR
• CLB score of 8, OR
• CEFR level B2+, OR
• CAEL minimum overall and essay score of 70 (computer or paper based), OR
• recognized equivalent or exemption.

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Requisite for

In combination with another 1100-level English or CRWR course (as per College calendar requirements), this course may serve as a prerequisite for any 2nd year English course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU ENGL 2XX (3); DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) & DOUG ENGL 1115 (3) = AU ENGL 212 (3) & AU ENGL 2XX (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENGL 105 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN ENGL 102 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ENGL 1XX (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) COLU ENGL 1st (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU ENGL 111 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = EC ENGL 100 (3) & EC ENGL 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = EC ENGL 100 (3) & EC ENGL 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 lev (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 & EC ENGL 101 (6) if six credits taken as follows: EITHER = one of DOUG ENGL 1130 or 1200 plus Any 1 of: DOUG ENGL 1101, 1102, 1106, 1107, 1109, 1112, 1114, 1115, or 1118.; Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1107 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1112 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1115 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1118 (3) = EC ENGL 100 (3) & EC ENGL 101 (3) 2011/09/01 to 2013/08/31
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENWR 1102 (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENGL 1102 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1XXX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 1XXX (3) 2006/09/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC ENG 1XX (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 102 (3), W/B-Hum; DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) & DOUG ENGL 2314 (3) = SFU ENGL 102 (3) & SFU ENGL 1XX (3), W/B-Hum 2004/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 114 (3), W/B-Hum 2016/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3), TRU ENGL (3) for each additional course. & TRU ENGL 101 (3), OL 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 112 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1115 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3) & TRU ENGL 101 (3), OL 2009/05/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1151 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3), TRU ENGL (3) for each additional course. & TRU ENGL 101 (3), OL 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1120 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Any 2 of DOUG ENGL 1101 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1102 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1106 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1109 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1114 (3) or DOUG ENGL 1115 (3) = TRU ENGL 100 (3) & TRU ENGL 101 (3), OL 2009/05/01 to 2010/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 103 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2018/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 104 (3) 2019/01/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW ENGL 1XX (3) 2013/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 1st (3) 2009/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ENGL 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 102 (3) 2009/05/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 150 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ENGL 125 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ACWR 1XX (1.5) 2009/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ENGL 100 (1.5) 2009/05/01 to 2009/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 125 (3) or VIU ENGL 135 (3) 2009/05/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.