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Children's Literature
CHILDREN'S LIT
CLASS CODE: ENG 355 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduces students to the spectrum of children's literature, past and present. Emphasizes teacher education.
DESCRIPTION: Focuses on comprehension, exposure to, and evaluation of children's books past and present to meet children's needs at school and at home. (Required for Elementary Education majors.)
TOPICS: Various genres of children's literature; evaluating children's literature; censorship; writing about children's literature; book presentations.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand and appreciate literature as a valuable source of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic experience reflecting and enriching the human experience.
  2. Read literature within such contexts as nationality, historical period, ethnicity, and culture.
  3. Apply appropriate critical theories to literary texts.
  4. Continue developing library skills for literary research and document formal writing according to MLA guidelines.
  5. Integrate secondary texts into written work.
REQUIREMENTS: Extensive reading, discussion, and oral presentations. Interpretive and analytical papers totaling 15 pages. MLA documentation.
PREREQUISITES:
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001