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 a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 22 ACT or 108 CPT.
- ENG 102 recommended.
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.
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