Fall 2023 - EDUC 465 D100
Children's Literature (4)
Class Number: 4795
Delivery Method: In Person
Historical, sociological and literary perspectives on literature for children.
In this upper division seminar, students apply a range of theoretical perspectives to children’s literature, including early readers, middle-grade novels, picturebooks, and film.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Read and analyze picture books, novels, films, and comics as literature with its own critical tradition
- Review various types and genres of children’s literature, from picture books to middle-grade novels to graphic novels to animated shorts.
- Identify the unique characteristics of children’s literature as cultural artifacts, including its history and development
- Understand the social and political uses of "childhood" and children's literature
- Engagement/Preparation 10%
- Quizzes 20%
- Something you Should Know Presentation 10%
- Daily Assignments 30%
- Midterm Assessment 15%
- Final Assessment 15%
The course includes a heavy weekly reading load, weekly academic writing assignments (2-5 pages), small & whole-group discussion, a presentation, midterm, and final reflection. There will be an in-class quiz the first day. This quiz cannot be made up.
Other texts will be required. Students should be prepared for 1-2 hours a week at a library researching children's books.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Laptop and Wifi enabled device needed for midterm/final reflection
Bang, M. (2016). Picture This: How pictures work. Revised and expanded 25th anniversary edition. Chronicle books.
Dahl, R. (1988). Matilda. Any edition.
Klassen, J. (2011). I want my hat back.
Lam, T. (2020). The paper boat.
Wang, J. (2019). Stargazing.
Woollvin, B. (2016). Little Red. Two Hoots.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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