Children's Literature

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Course No: ENGL.2980-061; SIS Class Nbr: 13818; SIS Term: 2810
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

A survey course covering traditional and contemporary children's literature. Texts are selected to represent different historical periods and a diversity of authorial perspectives. Attention is given to changing views of children and childhood as reflected in selected texts.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites:
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: P: ENGL.1020. A survey of earliest through contemporary children's literature, this accelerated (10-week) online course examines 20th- and 21st-century picture books, intermediate and young adult fiction, book awards, children's poetry, multiculturalism and diversity in children's literature, folklore, and scholarship in this field. Many texts are self-selected; common reading includes E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, Wyeth's Something Beautiful, X.J. Kennedy's Knock at a Star, and Jane Yolen's Favorite Folktales from Around the World. We look in depth at issues of censorship, and at critical strategies for evaluating literature for children and young readers.;
  • Core Codes: AH, AMST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Melissa Juchniewicz
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2018: Sep 05 to Nov 10
  • Chat Hours: Thu 7-8pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.A. in English, B.S. in Information Technology, A.S. in Information Technology

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