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ENG 203


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
141410August 25, 2014

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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.

Prerequisites

(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.
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