English 112A, Children's Literature
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30AM-11:45AM
Location: Sweeney Hall 413
Welcome to English 112A! This class is an upper-division, discussion-based literature course designed to introduce adult readers to the genre of children’s literature. Even though children are the central characters in the literary works that we will study, the writers of this genre structure their works with many of the same complex literary devices and themes found in adult literature. We will discuss these writing techniques as we analyze the readings. Though we will focus on the study of children’s novels, we will also become familiar with picture books and fairy tales.
The course is designed to meet the subject matter requirement for students planning to enter a teaching credential program; though the information and curriculum approaches that we will explore can be adapted for various levels of instruction, keep in mind that this is a literature class, not an educational methodology course.