Fall 2021 - EDUC 465 D100

Children's Literature (4)

Class Number: 5287

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    HCC 1530, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 18, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    HCC 2205, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Historical, sociological and literary perspectives on literature for children.

COURSE DETAILS:

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

Grading

  • Civility & Mutual Respect 5%
  • In Class Discussion/Quizzes 20%
  • Daily Assignments 35%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Final exam 20%

NOTES:

Assignments due Thursdays on Canvas by 8:00 am/8:00 PST.

REQUIREMENTS:

The course includes a heavy bi-weekly reading load, bi-weekly academic writing assignments (2-5 pages), small & whole-group discussion, midterm and final assessment.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Please buy or check the required books out from a library so that you have them in time for class.

REQUIRED READING:

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

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*Keller, T. (2020). When you trap a tiger. Random House.
ISBN: 9781524715700

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*Lam, Thao. (2020). The paper boat: A Refugee story. Owl Kids Press.
ISBN: 9781771473637

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*Lindstrom, C. (2020). We are water protectors. Illus. M. Goade. New York: Roaring Book Press.
ISBN: 9781250203557

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*Thom, K. C. (2017). From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea. Vancouver BC, Arsenal Pulp Press.
ISBN: 9781551527093

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*Wiesner, D. (2006). Flotsam. New York: Clarion Books. ISBN: 9780618194575

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*Hard copies (instead of digital versions) of children’s books preferred.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.