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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Completion of ENGL 100 or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
History, development, and range of children's literature from many cultures, analyzed from a variety of critical perspectives.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 100 or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 2003||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 2003||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 2004||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2003||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2003||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: ENGL 180|| Children’s Literature|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL12
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. Differentiate the range of subjects, approaches, and forms of
4. Compare and contrast children's literature from a variety of critical
5. Appraise, develop, and practice methods of presenting stories and poems
6. Develop criteria to evaluate choices of literature for children.
Topics and Scope
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
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
Assignments may include:
1. Detailed summaries
2. Reading Response journals
3. Short Critical Response papers (500 to 1,000 words)
4. Term papers including extensive library research with complete and
correct MLA documentation
5. Short library research assignments
6. Personal response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures
plays, and performances
7. Group or individual presentations about particular works, authors,
schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles
8. Readings of varying lengths, including poetry, short stories, plays,
novels, and literary criticism
9. Viewing videos outside the classroom setting
11.Objective examinations and quizzes
12.Field trips to see plays, poetry readings, music or dance
13.Participation in class discussions.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
60 - 85%
|Reading reports, Term papers, reading-response jrnls, critical analysis essays||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
5 - 25%
|Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion||
|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||
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, An Anthology 1801-1902, ed. Peter Hunt,
A CRITICAL HANDBOOK OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 6th ed. Rebecca Lukens,
Allyn & Bacon, 1999
THE COMPLETE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM. Trans. Jack Zipes,
THE TALES OF PETER RABBIT. Beatrix Potter. Frederick Warne & Co., 1902
LITTLE WOMEN. Louisa May Alcott. Puffin, 1868.
GREEN EGGS AND HAM. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). Random House, 1960.
THE WATER BABIES. Charles Kingsley. Puffin, 1863.
THE PLANET OF JUNIOR BROWN. Virginia Hamilton. Pocket Books, 1986.
THE BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. Katherine Paterson. Harper Trophy, 1987.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. J. K. Rowling. Scholastic, 1997.