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LIT 2400 Children's & Adolescent Literature

Children's and Adolescent Literature focuses on reading, analyzing and evaluating various literary genres for children and adolescents. Students will examine the literary elements and values presented in classic and modern picture books, fiction, fairy tales and poetry. Children's books that have won the Newbery and Caldecott Awards will be studied and discussed.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Share ideas about primary texts from group discussion in the form of written and oral assignments.
  • Present ideas about various genres of children's/YA literature in writing.
  • Carefully read and critically analyze primary works of children's/YA literature within in a contextualized framework of their historical, cultural, social, and/or political environments.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3