Course Catalog Winter Semester 2021/22

Below please find our course catalog. We will update these pages throughout the break and the semester. Unless stated otherwise, classes start in the week of October 11, 2021.
Students are responsible for keeping track of updates on actual course dates (some are alternating). Please note that classes take place in person (unless noted otherwise) and that specific safety protocols are in place for everybody to be able to participate (see our news item).


BA Professional Skills Module
“Creative Writing: Imagining America” (04-001-1019)
(5 Credits)

Overall module responsibility: Annika Schadewaldt
Module organization & coordination​: Annika Schadewaldt

Poetry Writing

Monday, 3 - 5 pm, GWZ 2 5.16
Prof. Don Mee Choi (Picador Guest Professor)

Poet Forest Gander notes that the act of writing poetry is one of the least predatory acts that one can engage in. We will delve into the act of writing poetry by reading and discussing poetry across cultures and languages to explore its thematic and formal possibilities. We will write short and long poems, prose poems, homophonic translation poems, fairy-tale poems, letter-and-diary poems, mixed-media poems, documentary poems, and erasure poems. We will have regular in-class poetry readings and offer supportive feedback on peer work. The final project will involve generating an individual or collaborative chapbook (about 10-12 poems).

Please also see our news item for more information on this module.