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- Poetry and Social Engagement
This course will serve as both an introduction to poetry and an opportunity to consider poetry’s role as a form of social engagement. We will think carefully about how a variety of different kinds of poems are constructed and practice strategies for reading, discussing, and interpreting poetry. In addition, we will consider how poems engage with the outside world, and will spend a significant portion of our class discussing poems that actively try to change some aspect of the world, culture, society they occupy. Students will have the opportunity to shape the course, as each person will choose and assign poems to be read by the class as a whole.