A survey of classic and contemporary children's works from Aesop to Rowling. Students will analyze a variety of different genres such as fables, poems, myths, fairy tales, picture books, and novels with themes such as evil, escape, individuality, and the demands of society. Critical approaches such as historical, psychological, feminist, and Marxist theories may be discussed and applied to texts. Three class hours. (SUNY-H). Three credits.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 with a C or better, or placement into ENG 200, or instructor permission.
Course Offered Fall and Spring
Service Project (ENG 215-004)
Students work together to create children’s books for kids around the world living in challenging circumstances with limited educational opportunities. (15 hours - Option)
Service Project (ENG 215-CC1)
Students in this section will have the option of reading one on one to children at the MCC childcare center throughout the semester. It is a requirement that the children at the center are read to one on one for at least 20 minutes each day. (10 hours - Option)