Barnes & Noble University Online Courses Include UNDERSTANDING POETRY and eBOOKS: THE FUTURE OF READING

New Classes are part of the Literature & Languages campus and start on April 9th.
Barnes & Noble University has more than 50 courses to choose from, all taught by B&N staff experts. The poetry and e-book classes are part of the Literature & Languages campus, whose tagline is: "Expand your knowledge of literature or learn a language from around the world."

New Course Highlights:

eBooks: The Future of Reading
If you often find yourself reading three books at once, wishing you had a dictionary handy, or writing notes in the margins, then eBooks could be the answer to your literary dreams! Learn how to make the new eBook technology work for you in this new course taught by a Barnes & staff eBook expert.

The Future of Reading will walk you step-by-step through the process of downloading an eBook so that you can see first-hand what eBooks can do. You will also learn about the different types of eBooks, the history of the eBook industry, and what new reading innovations the future may bring. Whether you are ready to build a digital library, or are still devoted to your dog-eared paperbacks, find out what all the buzz is about with this course.

Understanding Poetry
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by rediscovering the wonders of American poetry. By studying famous poets and favorite poems you can develop a better understanding of the beauty of expressive language, and you may even learn how to express yourself better in your own writing.

This course is designed to give your imagination a kick-start by introducing -- or perhaps reintroducing -- you to some of the basics of poetry. After taking this course you'll know the basic elements of poetry, important types of poems, and fundamental poetic obsessions. By the course's end, you'll know afresh what you like about poetry -- and your appetite will be whetted for more.