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Young Adult Literature
YNGADLTLIT
CLASS CODE: ENG 356 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Focuses on evaluating, promoting, and teaching young adult literature in the public schools. (Required for Secondary Education English majors.)
TAUGHT: Winter and Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The major periods and "touchstone" authors of adolescent literature; means of reaching adolescents at their intellectual, emotional, moral, and social levels through literature; the cultural traditions of self and others.
GOALS AND 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