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LITS 2603 Creative Writing: Poetry

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LITS 2603 Creative Writing: Poetry

Course Outline Template

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LITS 2603 Creative Writing: Poetry

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES


ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

[Department and Faculty]
[LITS 2603 Creative Writing: Poetry]
[Semester 2, Undergraduate, Year 2/3, Level 2]

Pre/Co­requisites:
Course Type:    Core    X Elective     Co­Curricular
Credits:
Mode of Delivery:  X Face­to­Face ONLY        Blended (Face­to­Face and online)
                 Online ONLY

1. Course description

This course is conducted in workshop style. It will provide participants with the basic tools to 
create poems that resonate with their readers. A proactive approach will be implemented. 
Following instruction of various aspects of craft, participants will learn by writing, class 
discussions and criticism.

2. Rationale

This course will give the students a better understanding of how poetic language works both on 
the page and orally. Students will creatively manipulate language, which will give them a 
grounding and appreciation of metaphor, the senses, setting and voice, and how this impacts on 
poetry. This will provide an understanding of how poetry is put together and will be a 
transferable skill to other literature courses.

3. Course Aims 

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The course aim is to expand the students’ poetic vocabulary; to enhance their appreciation and 
use of poetic techniques; and help them utilize acquired knowledge in the creation of some fixed 
form and free verse poems.

4. UWI Graduate Outcomes

1. A critical and creative thinker; 
2. An effective communicator with good interpersonal skills; 
3. Globally aware and well­grounded in his/her regional identity; 
4. Socially, culturally and environmentally responsible and guided by strong ethical value

5. Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  …
1. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of poetic language by putting it into creative practice
2. Appreciate structure, reader awareness and interpretation
3. Effectively express imagination within poetic creativity
4. Develop well­structured peer critiques with reference to wider understanding of how 
poetic language works

6.   Programme Goals and Course Learning Outcomes Matrix

Programme Level Learning Outcomes Course Learning Outcomes

(Indicate by either referring to the number of the outcome as


listed in 4. above or by writing the outcome)
At the end of the programme students
will be able to: At the end of the course students will be able to

1 2 3 4 5

Think critically and creatively x x x x

Increase interpersonal skills x x

Be aware of and grounded in own identity x x

Be guided by strong ethical values x x

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7. Course Assessments Description

Workshop Participation and attendance 20%
Portfolio of poetry with reflection 80%

8. Course Assessment Type and Course Learning Outcome Matrix

Assessment Type Learning Outcomes Weighting Assessment Assessment


Refer to objectives listed in % Description Length
section 4
1 2 3 4 5
Workshop participation x x x x 20 In course
assessment
Portfolio x x x 80 Final 10 poems
Portfolio together
with a
reflective
thesis
discussing
the writing
and editing
process

9. University Grading Scheme (Undergraduate Level)

A­to A+ (A­ 75­79; A 80­89; A+ ­90­100) 
B­to B+ (B­ 60­64; B 65­69; B+ 70­74)
C to C+ (C  50­54; C+ 55­59)
F1: 40 to 49
F2: 30 to 39
F3: 0­29

10. Teaching Strategies

Method Description

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Workshop/Seminar Students will attend a weekly 2 hour workshop that looks


at an aspect of writing poetry. This will be practical and
students will be writing and reading their work.
Tutorial In smaller groups students will give feedback and discuss
their work and reflect on the processes involved.

11. Readings/Learning Resources

Required/Essential (Online and print)

Will be provided on elearning when required.

Recommended (Online and print)

Fry, Stephen. The Ode Less Travelled. Random House, 2005.

12. Course Calendar

Week Topic Required Assignments Assign


Readings/Lea Learning Activities ment
rning Indicate whether online or Indicate Due
Resources offline whether Date
Indicate online or
whether offline
online or
offline
1. Introducti Offline Reflect on Week 2
on – why Discussion, Writing and reading why you
we write write poetry
poetry – 500 words
2. Poetic Online
Emotion http://www.digitalpoet.net/emoti
onal-poems.html
3. Using the Offline
senses Discussion, Writing and reading
4. Words of Online
one and - Youtube video of complicated
many poetic expressions

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syllables
5. From Offline Write a poem Week 6
prose to Powerpoint from prose
poetry and submit
all versions
Discussion, Writing and reading
6. If only… Online quiz (mid-term
and then… formative assessment)
https://www.theguardian.com/gl
obal/video/2017/may/23/mancun
ians-forever-tony-walsh-reads-
poem-manchester-vigil-video
7. Playing Offline
with Discussion, Writing and reading
metaphors
8. Iambic Sonnet Online Write a poem Week 9
Pentamete number 90 in everyday
Video of iambic rap
r Offline language
using IP
Discussion, Writing and reading
9. Free verse 2 x free verse Offline
and poems and Discussion, Writing and reading
structure short
narrative
10. Voice 3 x different Offline
poems in
Discussion, Writing and reading
different
voices i.e.
male, victim,
child

11. Performan Online Assignment: Week


ce poetry powerpoint and video with Create a 12
examples of good and bad performance
performance poetry. poem, record
it and upload
on
myelearning
link
12. Editing How to edit Offline
your work your writing Discussion, Writing and reading

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13. Course Discussion, questions, short Final Due 1


Review writing exercises around any assignment: May
Produce
queries.
portfolio of
10 poems and
upload to link
on
myelearning.

13.  University Policies and Expectations
a. Academic Integrity 
See Undergraduate Handbook

b. Accommodations for students with disabilities Students should refer to the 
University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Student Disability policy 
https://sta.uwi.edu/resources/policies/Student_Disability.pdf

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