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11/26/2014 8:05:32 PMENGL 12 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 12Title:  CHILDREN'S LITERATURE  
Full Title:  Children's Literature
Last Reviewed:1/28/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled0 Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course will study the history, development, and range of children's literature, from folklore and oral tradition to contemporary stories, illustrated books, poetry, and juvenile novels. Texts will be drawn from many cultures, and they will be analyzed from a variety of critical perspectives.  

Prerequisites:
Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ESL 100

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will study the history, development, and range of children's literature from folklore and oral tradition to contemporary stories, illustrated books, poetry, and juvenile novels. Texts will be drawn from many cultures, and they will be analyzed from a variety of critical perspectives.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ESL 100
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2003
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2003
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2004
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
 
CAN:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1) Critically read, analyze, and interpret diverse literary works for children;
2) Write clear, effective and original college level critical essays responding to children's literature;
3) Express analyses of literature in both formal and informal discussion;
4) Show familiarity with the historic and cultural contexts of children's literature across cultural boundaries;
5) Demonstrate knowledge of cultural differences as they are expressed in literary works published not only in English, but published in translation;
6) Apply a range of historic and contemporary critical approaches to literature for children;
7) Support critical arguments with sufficient research and appropriate secondary sources.

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On completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the literary forms of children's literature and apply critical analysis to them.
2. Examine the development of children's literature, from oral tales to contemporary juvenile novels.
3. Examine and analyze children's literature from a variety of cultural perspectives using literature in English and in translation.
4. Analyze children's literature from a variety of critical perspectives.
5. Differentiate the range of subjects, approaches, and forms of children's literature.
6. Develop criteria to evaluate choices of literature for children.
7. Appraise, develop, and practice methods of presenting stories and poems to children.
8. Research and write critical arguments in MLA format using research from secondary sources.

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include, but not be limited to:
1. Concepts of childhood past and present and the development of literature for children.
2. Early forms
  a. Fables, myths and epics
  b. Folk tales and fairy tales
  c. Religious tracts
3. Illustration/illustrated books
4. Types of children's narrative
  a. Fantasy romance and imagination
  b. Modern fantasy
  c. Historical fiction
  d. Adventure tales
  e. Animal fantasy
  f. School stories
  g. Responding to war/trauma
5. Special topics
  a. Environmental and other social issues in children's literature
  b. Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Multiculturalism
  c. Gender
  d. Censorship and children's literature
6. Children's theatre and film
7. Critical approaches to children's literature (including psychoanalytic, feminist, and Marxist criticism)
8. Storytelling and reading aloud
9. Literary Research
10. Research Documentation (MLA format)

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1.  Detailed summaries;
2.  Reading response journal;
3.  One to two (1 to 2) short critical response papers (500-1,000 words);
4.  One (1) paper including extensive library research with complete and correct MLA documentation (1500 to 2000 words);
5.  Two to four (2 to 4) short library research assignments;
6.  One to two (1 to 2) personal response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures, novels, and literary criticism;
7.  One (1) group or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles;
8.  Readings of varying lengths, including novels and literary criticism (50 to 100 pages per week);
9.  Viewing videos outside the classroom setting;
10. Essay examination;
11. Objective examination and quizzes;
12. Participation in class discussions and reading to children;
13. Field trips to see plays or poetry readings.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
60 - 85%
Summaries; Reading Journals; Analysis/Response Essays; Research/Analysis Paper; Research Exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 25%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance & class participation; reading to children; storytelling; individual or group project

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
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Representative Textbooks:
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The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes et al. Norton, 2005.
A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature, 8th ed. Rebecca Lukens,  Allyn & Bacon, 2006.
The Tales of Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter. Frederick Warne & Co., 1902. (Classic)
Little Women. Louisa May Alcott. Puffin, 1868. (Classic)
Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). Random House, 1960. (Classic)
The Water Babies. Charles Kingsley. Puffin, 1863. (Classic)
The Planet of Junior Brown. Virginia Hamilton. Pocket Books, 1986. (Classic)
The Bridge to Terabithia. Katherine Paterson. Harper Trophy, 1987. (Classic)
Harry Potter and the Sourcerer's Stone. J. K. Rowling. Scholastic, 1997.
Instructor prepared materials

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