ENG 215 - Children's Literature
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)
Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 with a C or better, or placement into ENG 200, or instructor permission.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the historical development of children’s literature.
2. Describe the literary genres within children’s literature.
3. Analyze various children’s works from an academic perspective.
4. Explain the global socio-cultural concept of child as exemplified in children’s literature.
5. Write a thesis-driven essay using literature as a primary source.
6. Apply the appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.
Course Offered Fall and Spring