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Course Descriptions

ENG 225 - Contemporary Poetry

This course has been deactivated and no longer offered at MCC

3 Credits

A study of major poetry from 1940 through the 1990s. Emphasis is on technique and language, form and content. Selections are from poets as diverse as Frost and Ginsberg, Clifton and Rich, Plath and Cummings.

Prerequisite(s): English 101 with a C or better, or placement into English 200, or instructor permission.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze contemporary poetry.
2. Define key literary terms related to the analysis of poetry.
3. Explain form as it relates to contemporary poetry.
4. Explain technique as it relates to contemporary poetry.
5. Describe the common conventions of the genre.
6. Interpret contemporary poetry according to its historical and social context.
7. Write a thesis-based essay using literature as a primary source.
8. Apply the appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023