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Poetry Courses

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Tech offers a number of courses to help Georgia Tech students explore the wonderful world of poetry and verse.

These include LMC 3234 – Creative Writing, LMC 3204 – Poetry and Poetics I, and LMC 4204 – Poetry and Poetics II. Courses are usually open to Georgia Tech students from all majors. If you see an error when attempting to register for a course, please contact the LMC academic office for a registration waiver.

You can find a full listing of LMC courses and their descriptions on the links below:

Creative Writing

Course Code LMC 3234
Credit Hours 3
Restrictions: Permit required to schedule this course.


This course explores a range of creative literary genres, and combines study and analysis of existing modes of one or more forms in order to establish a basis for original creative work by class members.

Note: Different sections of LMC 3234 are offered for various genres – fiction, poetry, playwriting, etc. Please check the course offerings and section descriptions to find the correct section.

Poetry & Poetics I

Course Code LMC 3204
Credit Hours 3
Restrictions: Permit required to schedule this course.


This class centers on the pleasures of reading poetry. The course will involve a study of traditions of poetic practice and poetic theory in English through intensive line-by-line close readings of poems from different periods in literary history. Students from all backgrounds are invited to join this discussion-based class in which we will deepen our appreciation of the art form.

Poetry & Poetics II

LMC 3204 (Poetry & Poetics I) or

LMC 3234 (Creative Writing)


This course offers an advanced study of the traditions of poetic theory and practice with a special emphasis on processes of poetic conception and revision.

School of Literature, Media, and Communication

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) is engaged in rethinking the role of humanities education in an increasingly technological and global environment. The faculty is committed to generating humanistic perspectives on a technological world through interdisciplinary research in cultural studies and new media studies at both theoretical and applied levels. In providing humanities and communication courses for all Georgia Tech undergraduates, LMC’s curriculum focuses on the scientific and technologically oriented aspects of the humanities, as well as on the incorporation of new electronic media (visual, aural, and textual) into humanities and communication education.

LMC offers a BS in Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC), a BS in Computational Media (CM) jointly administered with the College of Computing; a BS/MS combination in LMC and DM; a MS in Global Media and Cultures jointly offered with Modern Languages; and an MS and a PhD in Digital Media (DM). The School also participates in the interdisciplinary MS in Human-Computing Interaction (HCI), in conjunction with the Schools of Interactive Computing, Industrial Design, and Psychology. Graduates from LMC’s undergraduate and graduate programs are positioned to assume important roles in the exciting new fields developing in the interface between technology and culture.

The BS in LMC (formerly the BS Science, Technology, and Culture) is the oldest undergraduate degree program in the Ivan Allen College for the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. This program offers a thorough education in the different modes of representation that structure our increasingly technological and global world. Program graduates will have both significant theoretical and hands-on experience with novels, films, games, comic books, web pages, and scientific documents. By learning the modes of communication common to science, technology, and the humanities, LMC graduates are prepared to become leaders in education, business, and the arts.

CM is one of Georgia Tech’s fastest-growing programs, going from three students in 2004 to 230 today. The BSCM curriculum gives students a grasp of the computer as a medium: the technical, the historical-critical, and the applied. Students gain significant hands-on and theoretical knowledge of computing, as well as an understanding of visual design and the history of media. CM graduates are uniquely positioned to plan, create, and critique new digital media forms for entertainment, education, and business.

The DM program provides students with a foundational, theoretical background in digital media and the opportunity to practice what is learned in the classroom through active participation in labs and research. MS DM students follow a studio-based curriculum with three core themes (Creativity & Knowledge, Arts & Entertainment, and Civic Media) that prepare students for professional careers in digital media, including: interaction and information design, game design and production, and interactive media design. The PhD program educates research-oriented theorists/practitioners who bring the traditions of the humanities and arts to the design of digital media. Graduates of the program are prepared to work in industry, public service, and universities, shaping the emerging digital genres and expanding our understanding and mastery of the representational power of the computer.

The MS HCI degree program is a cooperative effort of the School of Interactive Computing; the School of Literature, Media and Communication; the School of Industrial Design, and the School of Psychology. The program provides students with the practical and interdisciplinary skills and theoretical understanding they will need to become leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the computer interfaces of the future.

The newest MS program in LMC is the MS in Global Media and Culture. Offered jointly by LMC and Modern Language, this degree provides students with essential skills in communication, knowledge of media, and global expertise. Students in the program will choose to study one of the following languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish) and will also create a portfolio through internships, research, media production, and study abroad.