COMM70017
Writing Poetry
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 45.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Creative Writing
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20170905_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Niagara College course that is offered through Sheridan FCAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Poetry is the undercurrent of the language. It is the pulse that makes writing dynamic. Poetry Writing provides the skills necessary for better writing and for the creation, development, and marketing of publishable poems.

Program Context

 
Creative Writing Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
N/A
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Explain and apply poetic structure and technique.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of poetic devices
  3. Write and edit poetry
  4. Apply a business model for self-marketing poetry.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Five Written Assignments(Poetry Units) 10% ea.50.0%
 Collection of Poetry Summative Written Assignment15.0%
 Business Writing - Summative Written Assignment15.0%
 Digital Portfolio - Summative Written/Course Assignment20.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
N/A

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
OptionalOtherOn-Line notes Dictionary Thesaurus Rhyming Dictionary

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:

1.

  • Recognize poetic technique with respect to styles, structure, language and genre.
  • Identify positive influences that contribute toward instinctive and inspired writing.
  • Investigate various techniques and structures that form the foundation for writing prose.

2.

  • Employ poetic devices naturally in original compositions
  • Provide written support for the foundation of poetry as a writing genre.
  • Imitate techniques and structure of classic poetry to form a foundation for a new and original writing voice

3.

  • Illustrate the skill of writing and editing prose directed at specific subjects and target audiences
  • Create and maintain a collection of poetic writings under a variety of specific themes, motifs, and cultural vantage points

4.

  • Identify different markets for poetry publication.
  • Recommend a marketing plan to sell the compiled poetry collection to a publisher
  • Write an acceptable query letter and covering letter.
  • Approach print-based media editors (magazines and collections of verse) for publication.

 

 



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