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Spring 2023
7297 WRC: Poetry Law Interpretation - MARK DOW/DOW- 24824

Professor(s): Mark Dow (ADJUNCT)
David Dow (FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 221 

Course Outline: This course will focus on the work of American modernist poet Wallace Stevens and the problem of interpretation as it applies to poetry, law, and language in general.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 1/17/23

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=12.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: Students must bring the assigned text to class. It is Wallace Stevens, Selected Poems, ed., John N. Serio (Knopf, paperback, 2011). Print version required, i.e., no e-books.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Wallace Stevens, Selected Poems, ed., John N. Serio (Knopf, paperback, 2011). ISBN: 978-0375711732