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Teaching and Learning 2368

Introduction to Children's Literature


Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: A&H literature
Prerequisites: English 1110 Freshman Composition

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature: A Brief Guide Barbara Z. Kiefer, Cynthia A. Tyson McGraw-Hill 9780073403830

Example Syllabus:

Course Objectives: This is a survey course in which students study the historical and contemporary elements of literature intended for children from birth to age 13, including picture books; traditional tales; novels of realism and fantasy; nonfiction and poetry. Attention is also paid to content and issues in multicultural and international books for children.

Course Content: What is children’s literature? History of children’s literature The literary transaction Evaluating literature for children Books for infants and toddlers Picture books Folk and fairy tales Modern fantasy and science fiction Poetry Contemporary realistic fiction Historical fiction Biography Nonfiction Multicultural, global and multi-lingual literature Graphic and multimodal literature Children’s literature in popular culture

Method of Presentation: lecture, whole class discussion, small group discussion

Method of Evaluation: written papers, mid-term and final exams, class participation


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