TWO Poetry in America Courses for HS4CC Portal Students Only!

For our HS4CC families only. You can only enroll in these special course when you use the HS4CC portal. Offered for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

We are thrilled to announce Homeschooling for College Credit, in partnership with Arizona State University and the ASU Center for Public Humanities, is offering two for-college-credit English Course to high-school students: Poetry in America: The City from Whitman to Hip Hop this Fall 2022 and Poetry in America: 1850-1945 will be available in Spring 2023.

Students who successfully complete these courses will earn 3 widely transferrable college credits of English from ASU for each course. Students in our HS4CC portal will be able to enroll in ENG194 Poetry in America: The City for the Fall 2022 cohort starting 9/12/2022! Please watch the dashboard for the 2nd course offered in the Spring. We’ve been working with ASU to add these courses to our lineup for a few years, based on member requests, so it’s a really BIG deal that we finally will have access to them! Our first cohort ran through Poetry in America: 1850-1945 in January 2022 with high accolades. We hope you all enjoy these courses!

Key Details

These courses 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.

These courses have a few special dates to pay attention to that are a bit different from the other ASU UL course lineup, and they run on slightly different dates than the typical ASU courses. These courses typically also have a number of optional live sessions, with options for those who cannot attend the live sessions. Please pay close attention to the dates provided in the syllabus when you gain access to it!

Overview of Poetry in America: The City (Fall 2022)

In this course, we consider those American poets whose themes, forms, and voices have given expression to visions of the city since 1850. Beginning with Walt Whitman, the great poet of nineteenth-century New York, we explore the diverse and ever-changing environment of the modern city—from Chicago to London, from San Francisco to Detroit—through the eyes of such poets as Carl Sandburg, Emma Lazarus, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Frank O’Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Hayden, and Robert Pinsky, as well as contemporary hip hop and spoken word artists.

This course introduces content and techniques intended to help students and educators learn how to read texts of increasing complexity. Readings and activities were chosen and designed with the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards in grades six through 12 in mind. 

Overview of Poetry in America: 1850-1945 (Spring 2023)

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 from the Spring 2022 cohort:

Prerequisites

To be successful in these courses, 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, 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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