ELIT 11 PoetryELIT 11 – INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
BOB DICKERSON-DE ANZA COLLEGE-FALL QUARTER 2012
OFFICE: F-11-f PHONE: 864-8540
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Website: http://faculty.deanza.fhda.edu/dickersonbob/
Office hours: M-Th: 11:30-12:20 in F11-f
Prerequisite: Eligibility is established through successful completion of English 1A.
The student will be able to:
1. Examine the nature and variety of poetic texts and styles.
2. Compare culturally diverse voices and perspectives.
3. Explore poems through reading, analysis, and performance.
4. Apply the standard critical discourse for poetry.
5. Analyze poems from multiple critical perspectives.
6. Examine the contribution of poetry to human culture and consciousness.
Love Poems (Everyman's Pocket Library Poets)
Beat Poets (Everyman's Pocket Library Poets)
Hughes, Selected Poems (Vintage)
Doty, The Art of Description: World into Word (Recommended)
You are allowed five absences, and two tardies equal one absence. If
you miss a sixth class, I will drop you from the course. If the sixth
absence occurs after the final withdrawal date, you will receive an F
for the course. If you miss a class, you are responsible for getting
the assignment from one of your classmates. Do not call me for the
assignment. A missed class is no excuse for failing to complete an
10/6 is the last day to apply for any enrollment fee refund should you
drop any or all courses (9/29 if you are an international or out-of-state student). 10/7 is the last day to drop with nothing
showing on your record. 11/16 is the last day to drop with a "W."
The student will be expected to:
1. Read all the assigned texts and any additional materials that may be submitted to the class during the quarter.
2. Participate in class discussions.
3. Write two essays that total approximately 2,000 words.
4. Write several short in-class and out-of-class papers on the readings.
5. Complete a midterm and a final.
6. Submit occasional written or oral reports to the class on various topics that pertain to the assigned reading.
7. Perform successfully on several unannounced reading quizzes.
8. Write poems either individually or as part of a group.
9. Honors cohort members will be required to write an additional essay of 1000-1500 words.
Your final grade will be primarily determined by the quality of your
written work, but it will also be affected by your class participation
and your ability to submit your completed assignments on time. Late
papers will only be accepted up until one week after the due date. Late
papers will be marked down five points for each class that they are
late, and I will write no annotations or suggestions on them. If you do
not turn a paper in within one week of the due date, you will receive a
0. Thus, it seems advisable to submit all papers and submit them on
PLAGIARISM: Don't do it!!!
FLAKE FACTOR: Excessive tardiness, absences, late papers, unread
assignments, etc. are considered annoying, deleterious, and bad form;
consequently, they may affect your final grade (and your future income
and investment portfolio, as well).
CELL PHONE RULE: You
may not use cell phones during class for any reason. If you need to use your
cell, please go outside the classroom and text or call or whatever you need to
The final exam will be in L-46 from 9:15-11:15 A.M. on Thursday, December 13.