ENG 272T : Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature: Children's Literature

Credits

3

Class Hours

Class Hours3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer (once every 3 semesters)

Description

This course is an introduction to children's literature and will offer a general survey of the history and development of children's literature from its beginnings, through the Golden Age, to modern times. Students will be introduced to traditional oral literature which has been appropriated for children, such as nursery & play rhymes, folk & fairy tales, and myths & legends, and to various genres of literature written specifically for children and tweens, including picture books, nonsense, and the children's novel. Students will explore and critically analyze the most common themes associated with the literature of childhood and will develop skills in presenting works of children's literature to an audience.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL