Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007074

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 114
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. aAikaterini Kitsi
2. bSofia Emmanouilidou
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
•Familiarization of students with basic skills in the close reading of poetry •Familiarization with the basic critical terminology used in the analysis of poetry •Ability to compose an argumentative essay, providing a thesis and relevant textual evidence.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Aim of this course is to introduce students to the literary genre of poetry and to the main critical vocabulary used in its analysis. Students will practise on how to approach a poem and how to construct a valid interpretation both in oral and in written form considering critical concepts like the speaker, persona(e), tone, poetic metaphor, rhythm & meter, imagery, typography, etc. Moreover, students will be expected to be familiar with the poems analyzed in class each time and to take active part in class-discussions. Class attendance in this Workshop is mandatory. Expected learning outcomes: •Familiarization of students with basic skills in the close reading of poetry •Familiarization with the basic critical terminology used in the analysis of poetry •Ability to compose an argumentative essay, providing a thesis and relevant textual evidence Recommended Bibliography? Items listed on the Course Outline Distribution of Course Outline with thematic units and exam material? YES Distribution of textbook: Course booklet with selected poems Distribution of related bibliography: Αvailable on Reserve in the library Assessment methods: Οne mid-term exam, one take-home essay, and a final exam.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Podcast
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
use of Blackboard, PPT, and social media groups
Course Organization
Laboratory Work150.6
Written assigments251
Artistic creation100.4
Student Assessment
Οne mid-term exam, take-home and in-class activities, one take-home essay, and a final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Barber, Charles. Poetry in English: An Introduction. London: Macmillan, 1988. Brooks, Cleanth and Robert Penn Warren. Understanding Poetry. 4th ed. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1976. Furniss, Tom and Michael Bath. Reading Poetry: An Introduction. London: Prentice Hall, 1996. Jones, R. T. Studying Poetry: An Introduction. London: Edward Arnold, 1986. Kintgen, Eugene R. The Perception of Poetry. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1983. Miller, Ruth & Robert A. Greenberg. Poetry: An Introduction. London: Macmillan, 1981. Scholes, Robert. Elements of Poetry. Oxford UP, 1969. Scott, A. F. Close Readings: A Critical Appreciation of Poetry. London: Heinemann, 1974. The Norton Introduction to Poetry. Ed. J. Paul Hunter, Alison Booth & Kelly J. Mays. 9th Edition. New York and London: Norton, 2007. Turco, Lewis. Poetry: An Introduction Through Writing. Reston VA: Reston/Prentice-Hall, 1973. Williams, John. Reading Poetry: A Contextual Introduction. London: Edward Arnold, 1985.
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