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English
Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

MusicPoetry WritingArtCreativity

Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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California Institute of the Arts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction and the Poetic Line

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 20 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Workshop Process3m
Workshopping in a MOOC, part 11m
The Starting Line4m
Rack ‘em Up: Gwendolyn Brooks' We Real Cool1m
We/Read Close. We/Take note. 4m
Game Over1m
Poetry Prompt 1: Line2m
6 readings
Syllabus5m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Workshopping in a MOOC, part 28m
Academic Integrity2m
Course Resources3m
Week 1 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
On the Line10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Abstraction and Image

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Beauty’s in the Eye of the Bewildered: Harryette Mullen's [if your complexion is a mess.]1m
The Wonky Chocolate Factory4m
Read in the Shade2m
Poetry Prompt 2: Abstraction & Image2m
1 reading
Week 2 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
Abstraction & Image10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Metaphor and Other Formulas of Difference

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Home Cooking: Victor Hernández Cruz's Red Beans1m
Lilies and Lava 4m
After Dinner Meant1m
Poetry Prompt 3: Metaphor2m
1 reading
Week 3 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
Metaphor10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Rhyme

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
There’s No “A” in Showdown: Cathy Park Hong's Ballad in A1m
Lipo-what?!5m
What That Was2m
Poetry Prompt 4: Rhyme1m
1 reading
Week 4 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
Rhyme10m

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