ENG106 201802 Undergraduate

Winter 2019
ENG 106
Applies To: 
Introduction to Literature: Poetry

Anna Carroll

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  • Title: Senior Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-1518
  • Office: 301H Tykeson Hall
  • Office Hours: Summer term 7/18-8/14: WED 12-3 on Zoom
Department Section Description: 

This course offers a thorough introduction to the art of poetry, from Shakespeare to Kendrick Lamar, and considers the aesthetic and cultural investments we have in this literary form. Students will practice rigorous analysis and critical thinking, and develop written arguments about the significance of selected poems.


Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

A & L

Arts & Letters (A&L) courses create meaningful opportunities for students to engage actively in the modes of inquiry that define a discipline. Courses are broad in scope and demonstrably liberal in nature (that is, courses that promote open inquiry from a variety of perspectives). Though some courses may focus on specialized subjects or approaches, there will be a substantial course content locating that subject in the broader context of the major issues of the discipline. Qualifying courses will not focus on teaching basic skills but will require the application or engagement of those skills through analysis and interpretation.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.