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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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HUM 3140 - Children’s Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1270 .
This is an introduction to child and adolescent literature. Classics, contemporary, international, multicultural and modern pieces of literature will be studied. Students will emerge capable of teaching literature using best practices and meeting a variety of diverse student needs. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the English-language tradition in children’s literature, from picture books to young adult chapter books.
  2. Identify multiple themes in children’s literature and articulate these themes in both written and oral presentations.
  3. Analyze children’s literature (both verbal texts and visual images) through formal conventions of literary devices and the visual arts.
  4. Synthesize common themes among a variety of texts, while also differentiating among these texts by studying both form and content.
  5. Formulate and construct an original children’s story by building on knowledge of the literary tradition and an understanding of literary devices.

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