Children's Literature [C]

Students will apply techniques of critical analysis to works written for young readers. Students interested in sharpening the analytic skills they have developed in English 102 will find a rich field of inquiry in literature written for children, while those with an interest in psychology will find that analysis of course texts can deepen their understanding of human development. Future teachers will have the chance to build up a repertoire of texts to share with their own pupils, and students who have young children in their lives will learn to look at books they share with children from a new perspective. No matter what their specific interests, all students will have the opportunity to reflect back upon their own childhood reading experience as they revisit texts which were meaningful to them once upon a time. Prerequisite: ENG 102


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