Writing Poetry ADED11336

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will allow beginners and those already writing poetry to explore the form. Published works will be discussed and students will write and discuss their work in a structured way.


Blocks 1 and 2



Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ Enable students to understand the structures of poetry.

■ Develop work through critiquing material in group setting.

■ Embark upon writing poetry or to develop existing work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Have a good understanding of a range of literary techniques

Be able to read literature at a deeper level.

Have completed some new writing and be able to employ new techniques in their writing.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits