IDST 36 Poetry for the People (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
P/NP Available
An interdisciplinary approach toward development of literacy in multiple popular traditions of poetry, including in social justice movements, by incarcerated people and through alternative media. Includes scrutiny of published poems from multiple cultural traditions, a focus on community, and the cultivation and public presentation of new poems.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:Outcome 1: Evaluate the ways people in diverse cultures have used poetry to sustain community, correct stereotypes, preserve cultural memory, and respond to violence Outcome 2: Compare and contrast the aesthetic features of poetic forms from diverse cultures, including their transformation across time Outcome 3: Apply poetic terms in written analysis (close readings) in order to make informed value judgments Outcome 4: Compose, revise, and produce poems that emulate and engage in dialogue with the poetry studied in the class Outcome 5: Design, plan, and produce an event that presents original poetry to the community in a public performance Outcome 6: Identify and compare the historical and cultural/aesthetic qualities of poetry from different ethnic/racial groups, women, lesbians, gays, bisexual, and transgendered persons Outcome 7: Design and execute a project that uses various types of media to takes poetry to the community and demonstrates socio-cultural participation skills, decision making abilities, and political awareness
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