eng295 | undergraduate

Children's Literature

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This course examines literature for children. Through an overview of a variety of genres and topics, students will develop an understanding of literature for young readers.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Issues in Children’s Literature

    • Explain how children’s literature helps children develop character.
    • Explain the value of teaching children’s literature.
    • Analyze issues in children’s literature.

    Fables, Folktales, Myths, and Legends

    • Discuss the history and cultural significance of myths and legends.
    • Identify the classic fables, folktales, myths, and legends, from around the world.
    • Explain the moral purposes of fables and folktales for children.

    Fiction

    • Explain how fiction helps children develop imagination and emotional maturity.
    • Identify major works of fiction for children.

    Children’s Poetry

    • Identify the classic works of children’s poetry.
    • Describe rhythms, moods, images, and patterns in classic children’s poetry.
    • Explain how poems can instill an appreciation for animals and the natural world in children.
    • Analyze how poems can stimulate the imagination of children.

    Picture Books

    • Describe key attributes of children’s alphabets, chapbooks, and picture books.
    • Explain the importance of illustration in children’s literature.
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