ENG 106 : Introduction to Literature (Poetry)

Examines significant poems from diverse cultures and periods in history; explores poetry as an art form designed to provoke thought and challenge social norms; considers poetry as an expression of human experience.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Engage, through poetic texts, diverse points of view and diverse historical, cultural, and literary contexts.
  • Analyze a variety of poetic forms, from sonnets to haiku to free verse, and identify and effectively employ poetic terms, including diction, sound, rhyme, rhythm, meter, imagery, symbolism, persona, etc.
  • Explicate poems in writing and speech and provide adequate support/evidence for such explications.
  • Recognize the multiple possibilities of interpretations of poems and the validity thereof.
  • Articulate ways in which the text contributes to self-understanding.
  • Conduct research to find materials to use for literary analysis, using MLA conventions to document primary and secondary sources in written response to a literary text.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AAOT.

Course Adoption Date

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Grading Options

Letter Grades


Audit Available