Course Description

Re-experience the Beauty and Power of Language to Pass on to Your Students

Love of Language - Poetry is designed to rekindle an appreciation for poetry, covering poetry from the following sources and authors: oral tradition, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Early Renaissance, Metaphysicals, Milton, eighteenth-century poets, romantics (Blake, Shelley, and Keats), Victorians, American Poetry, Modernism, Late Modernism and poetry today. In this course you will be guided by an audio course, published by the Recorded Book's Modern Scholar, in a journey that begins by studying and reflecting on a myriad of poetic texts and forms that concludes with an independent writing, research or curriculum project.

Learner Outcomes

  • Listen to an audio course during a commute, at the gym, or wherever else you may go
  • Examine and reflect upon a myriad of texts and language related topics with an emphasis on poetry
  • Enhance and expand your understanding and appreciation for language focusing on poetry
  • Bridge the gap between the language needs of your students and your need to be a lifelong learner
  • Explore personal interests related to poetry
  • Develop curriculum inspired by course content

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) who want to bridge the gap between the language needs of their students and their need to be lifelong learners with a passion for language and literature.

Required Materials: Course instructions will be available to you in your student account upon enrollment. You will also need to purchase or have access to the following:

Available formats include (published by Recorded Book's Modern Scholar): CD or Audiocassette, Downloadable MP3 files and Playaway (a preloaded audio player).

ADA Accommodations:  Professional and Continuing Education is committed to promoting knowledge and academic excellence for all learners. The University of San Diego's Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center helps students with verified disabilities obtain meaningful academic accommodations and support to help improve access to Professional and Continuing Education programs and courses.  If you are a student who would like to be considered for academic accommodations, please visit USD's Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center's website and follow the instructions under Requesting Services.


"The audio lectures with Professor Drout were exceptional. Great speaker, and he made the content fun and very interesting!" -- Daniel Spiegelberg, Educator, San Diego Unified School District, California

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $134 credit (1 units) $134.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
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