ASU UL Course: Poetry in America for HS4CC Portal Students Only!

For our families only! I’m thrilled to announce that Poetry in America, in partnership with Arizona State University and the ASU Center for Public Humanities, is offering a for-credit English Course to high-school students, Poetry in America, 1850-1945.

Students who successfully complete this course will earn 3 widely transferrable college credits of English from ASU. Students in our HS4CC portal will be able to enroll in ENG194 Poetry in America 12/5/2021 through 1/5/2022! We’ve been working with ASU to add this course for our members for over a year, based on member requests, so it’s a really BIG deal that we finally will have access to it!

Key Details

This course will only be visible for enrollment in the dashboard of students in the HS4CC portal. Instructions for sign up are below, as well as how to check to see which portal your student is in.

This course has a few special dates to pay attention to that are a bit different from the other ASU UL course lineup:

12/5/21 – 1/5/22 Enrollment period for the course
1/25/22 – 2/7/22 Orientation for the Course
2/8/22 First week of graded assessments
5/16/22 Course completed

This course is a pilot to determine if more sections will be offered to the HS4CC community in the future, based on success rate with verified enrollments. There is a 200 seat cap on this course.

Overview

This course spans a critical era in American Literature, beginning with antebellum and Civil War poetry and taking us through the transformative Modernist Era. Our study opens with the poetry of the American Civil War and the series of major events and social movements that followed it–including Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and Manifest Destiny, to name just a few. Encountering such poets as Herman Melville, Julia Ward Howe, Walt Whitman, Edward Arlington Robinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Emma Lazarus, and W.E.B. DuBois, we examine the language of patriotism, pride, violence, loss, and memory inspired by the nations greatest conflict.

As we enter the 20th century, we encounter Modernism, a movement that spanned the decades from the 1910’s to the mid-1940’s, whose poetry marked a clear break from past traditions and past forms. We read such poets as Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Claude McKay, Dorothy Parker, and Wallace Stevens. We consider how these poets employed the language of rejection and revolution, of making and remaking, of artistic appropriation and cultural emancipation. Traveling to homes and workplaces of Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens; to the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, where the Institution of American Modernism was born; and even exploring the River Thames in the London of Eliot’s The Waste Land, we see the sites that witnessed-and cultivated-the rise of American Modernism.

Preview Part 1 The Civil War: CWM_Teaser_v1_HS (vimeo.com)

Preview Part 2 Modernism: Modernism_Trailer_v3_HS (vimeo.com)

The official flyer for the course:

Prerequisites

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy.

Cost

As with all ASU Universal Learner courses, the cost is just $25 to sign up and you pay $400 at the end, only if you like the grade. If you don’t pay there is no record of the course, no record of failure, or record of not completing the course.

How do I sign up for Poetry in America?

Students who are a part of the HS4CC portal will find the course in their Dashboard after they log in starting 12/5/2022, under “Add Course +” on the blue bar.

Scroll through the list of available courses to find the Poetry in America course and select “Add Course”. Be sure to upgrade for credit and pay the $25 fee.

To verify the student’s account is part of the HS4CC portal look at the URL after the student logs in – there should be “HS4CC” in the URL. See the URL example at the top of the image below:

If you do not see HS4CC in the URL, please send an email to ulcourses@asu.edu with the student’s ASURITE ID, Name, and request to be moved to the HS4CC portal. Allow up to a week for the transfer to the HS4CC portal. ASU sometimes processes large requests like this in weekly batches.

New students should sign up through the HS4CC portal at ea.asu.edu/partners/HS4CC. Please note that students in the HS4CC portal have access to ALL of the courses in the regular Universal Learner portal, but will occasionally have extra course offerings, such as Poetry in America. The list of courses on the sign-up page is just a sample of what’s available and is not the full list available to HS4CC students in their dashboard.

Alternately, students not in the HS4CC portal will have to email ulcourses@asu.edu with the name, ASURITE ID and request to be enrolled in the Spring C “ENG 194 Poetry in America” Course.

What is the UL program?

ASU’s Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, is a unicorn in the college world. Students of any age in any part of the world can sign up for regionally accredited (the gold standard) college courses with no hassles, no need to send your transcripts, no red tape, no placement tests, and no risk to a student’s GPA. If the student doesn’t get the grade they want, simply do not pay the $400 at the end of the course and there is no record of the course. Retake the courses as many times as is needed for just a minimal $25 sign-up fee. Find out the full scope of the program.

How to Sign Up as a New Student:

For more detailed information about how to sign up for to take courses in the Universal Learner program, formerly known as the Earned Admissions program, please visit our post “How to Sign up for ASU Earned Admissions Courses”. Again, please note that students in the HS4CC portal have access to ALL of the courses in the regular Universal Learner portal, but will occasionally have extra course offerings, such as Poetry in America. The list of courses on the sign-up page is just a sample of what’s available and is not the full list available to HS4CC students in their dashboard. We do not make any money from this program in any way. The HS4CC portal was created to facilitate special offerings from ASU.

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