BrandyBarentsWR100syllabus - CAS WR100 Living Irish Poets...

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CAS WR100 Living Irish Poets Spring 2008 Section: M1 Class Location: KCB 201 Instructor: Brandy Barents Class Time: T/Th 2-3:30PM E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: T/Th 8:30-1 pm, 4-5 pm Office: 236 Bay State Rd, Rm 215 and by appointment Required Texts (available at the Barnes and Noble in Kenmore Square) The Concise Wadsworth Handbook, Opened Ground by Seamus Heaney , Against Love Poetry by Eavan Boland , Horse Latitudes by Paul Muldoon , and Michael Longley’s Collected Poems. Additional readings by Carson, Hartnett, MacNeice, Wilde,Yeats, and others will be posted on the CourseInfo website. Course Overview WR100 emphasizes the assimilation of challenging readings into essays that are clear, accurate, persuasive, and engaging. Classroom discussion of ideas will feature heavily. We will pay special attention to comparison and synthesis. This seminar is devoted to the study of living poets and the earlier writers who influenced them. Our purpose will be to relate the best recent verse to traditions of poetic composition that have proven most relevant and enduring. We will also discuss prose writings in which poets describe and justify their art. Course Requirements Your grade will be determined as follows: Summaries (2-3 pages): 5% Imitation (2-3 pages): 5% Essay #1 (4-6 pages): 10% -Revision 5% Essay #2 (4-6 pages): 10% -Revision 5% Essay #3 (6-8 pages): 20% Oral Presentation: 5% 15 Reading Responses: 15% 5 Grammar Quizzes 5% Class Participation: 10% BU Writing Assessment: 5% Class Participation Discussion will be a major part of this class. You will earn a high Class Participation grade if you demonstrate a familiarity with the texts we’re reading, bring good questions and thought-through reactions to our class discussions, and provide your peers with considered feedback on their work. Assignments
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course WR 100 taught by Professor Gilbert during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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BrandyBarentsWR100syllabus - CAS WR100 Living Irish Poets...

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