SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 4:08:26 AMENGL 12 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 12Title:  CHILDREN'S LITERATURE  
Full Title:  Children's Literature
Last Reviewed:11/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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

Completion of ENGL 100 or higher (V8) OR Course Completion of EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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 EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2003
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:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 180 Children’s Literature SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL12

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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. Differentiate the range of subjects, approaches, and forms of
  children's literature.
4. Compare and contrast children's literature from a variety of critical
5. Appraise, develop, and practice methods of presenting stories and poems
  to children.
6. Develop criteria to evaluate choices of literature for children.

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

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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
10.Essay examinations
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.
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

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, An Anthology 1801-1902, ed. Peter Hunt,
  Blackwell,   2001.
  Allyn & Bacon, 1999
  Bantam, 1996.
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.

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