ENG 203

Children’s Literature

Course Description

This course surveys literature for children and adolescents in K-12 curriculum. By reading, analyzing and researching various genres of children's literature throughout the world, students gain a historical perspective and establish standards of critical evaluation.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with minimum grade of 2.0 or consent of instructor.
  • ENG 102 recommended.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze a wide variety of children's literature in each of the major genres.
  • Interpret various genres of K-12 literature from various world cultures.
  • Explain how each genre can contribute to the growth of the child and appeal to a child's interests and needs.
  • Select books of interest for the individual child or for a classroom of children.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of information about literature relative to a young audience.
  • Analyze critical elements of each genre using literary terms.
  • Identify credible and relevant sources for inclusion in research activities.
  • Identify major figures, movements, and cultural influences in the history of children's literature.
  • Prepare a documented college-level research paper on children's literature.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/12/2015

 203111461Children's Literature 3Simmons-Short I 11/28/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMLA300
 203111713Children's Literature 3Chaudhery S 24/31/0Open
M W 10:00AM-11:20AMLA410

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