A Selection of Poems from the Twentieth Century

Ref: C3672130

Auden, Larkin, Hughes- some of the best known poems from the Twentieth Century, and more. No previous poetry reading experience is necessary to enjoy this course.

Course aim

To be able to understand, enjoy and analyse a selection of well- known poems from the Twentieth Century.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand and enjoy a selection of poems from the 20th century
  • Express opinions, responses and interpretations about the poems, and listen to others' ideas.
  • Bring in and share ideas from research or reading beyond the class
  • Understand something about the process involved in analyzing a poem
  • Achieve their own individual outcomes (if appropriate)

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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A Selection of Poems from the Twentieth Century Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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