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.
ENG 101 with a C or better, or placement into ENG 200, or instructor permission.
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Service Project (ENG 215-008):
Students work together to create children's books for The Books of Hope organization (booksofhope.org) who distributes the books developed to kids around the world living in challenging circumstances who have limited educational opportunities. (20 hours - Option) S-11