Summer 2019 - EDUC 465 D100

Children's Literature (4)

Class Number: 4163

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    HCC 1325, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units.



Historical, sociological and literary perspectives on literature for children.


In this upper division seminar, students apply a range of theoretical perspectives to cultural texts produced for youth. Course readings include children’s books as well as critical theories, and current research.


  • Quizzes 25%
  • Weekly Assignments/Summary 20%
  • Midterm Exam & 10 minute Individual Presentation to Class 25%
  • Final Exam & 10 minute Individual Presentation to Class 30%


Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory. Waitlisted students should attend the first day.


The course includes a heavy weekly reading load (children’s books as well as theoretical texts), weekly academic writing assignments (2-5 pages), weekly small & whole-group discussion, frequent trips to public libraries, and individual research for the midterm and final exam. Note that this is a seminar and all students are expected to participate in class discussion.



**Hallett, M. & Karasek, B. (Eds.). (2008). Concise folk and fairy tales (4th ed.). Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press **

**Please buy the concise edition!
ISBN: 9781554810185

Bang, M. (2016). Picture this: How pictures work. Chronicle books.
ISBN: 9781452151991

Shraya, Vivek. (2016). The boy and the bindi. Vancouver, Arsenal Press.
ISBN: 9781551526683

Tan, S. (2011). Lost and found. New York: Arthur A. Levine.
ISBN: 9780545229241

Medina, M. (2018). Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.
ISBN: 9780763690496

**non-fiction graphic memoirs** You will locate at a library or book store. Select one title in class.

Additional books will be required.

Registrar Notes:

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