SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:39:41 AMENGL 12 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled06 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course will study the history, development, and range of children's literature, important authors, and themes in children's literature. Material will cover a variety of types of 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/Corequisites:
Completion of ENGL 1A or higher (V8) or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates


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, important authors, and themes in children's literature. Material will cover a variety of types of 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 1A or higher (V8) or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates
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:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ENGL 180 Children’s Literature SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ENGL12

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Critically read, analyze, and interpret diverse literary works for children
2.  Demonstrate familiarity with major authors, works, genres, and themes in children's
     literature
3.  Write clear, effective and original college-level critical essays responding to children's
     literature
4.  Show familiarity with the historic and cultural contexts of children's literature across
     cultural boundaries

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Upon 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. Apply appropriate literary terminology to analysis of texts.
3. Examine the development of children's literature, from oral tales to contemporary juvenile
     novels.
4. Examine and analyze children's literature from a variety of cultural perspectives.
5. Relate the literary works to their historical, philosophical, social, political, and aesthetic
     contexts.
6. 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:
I.  Concepts of Childhood Past and Present and the Development of Literature for Children
II. Early Forms
    A. Fables, myths and epics
    B. Folk tales and fairy tales
    C. Religious tracts
III.  Illustration/Illustrated Books
IV. 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
V. 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
VI.  Children's Theatre and Film
VII. Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
    A. Psychoanalytic
    B. Feminist
    C. Marxist
VIII. Storytelling and Reading Aloud
IX.   Literary Research
X.    Literary Terminology
XI.   Research Documentation (MLA format)

Assignments:
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Reading assignments of 50-100 pages/week
 
Reading based writing assignments such as:
A. Detailed summaries
B. Reading response journal
C. One to two (1 to 2) short critical response papers (500-1,000 words)
D. One to two (1 to 2) personal response papers in reaction to readings, videos, lectures, novels,
    and literary criticism
 
Writing assignments including research-based, academic essays, such as:
A. One (1) paper including extensive library research with complete and correct MLA
    documentation (1500 to 2000 words)
B. Two to four (2 to 4) short library research assignments
 
Quizzes (0-10) and exams (0-3)
 
Other
A. One (1) group or individual presentations about particular works, authors, schools of
    criticism, time periods, or literary styles
B. 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
55 - 85%
Summaries, Reading Journals, and/or 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
5 - 10%
Research exercises
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
0 - 25%
Quizzes and Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Class participation; individual or group project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit: Norton Critical Edition. Harris, Joel Chandler. 2014 (classic)
A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature. 9th ed. Lukens, Rebecca and Smith, Jacquelin and Coffel, Cynthia. Pearson. 2013 (classic)
La Llorona: The Crying Woman. Anaya, Rudolfo. University of New Mexico Press. 2011 (classic)
The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis, C.S. Haper Collins. 2010 (classic)
The Bridge to Terabithia. Paterson, Katherine. Harper Trophy. 2008 (classic)
Asian Children's Favorite Stories: A Treasure of Folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.  Tuttle Publishing. 2006 (classic)
The Planet of Junior Brown. Hamilton, Virginia. Aladdin. 2006 (classic)
The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature. Ed. Zipes, Jack. W. W. Norton & Company. 2005 (classic)
The Tales of Peter Rabbit. Potter, Beatrix. Frederick Warne & Co. 2002 (classic)
The Water Babies. Kingsley, Charles. Wordsworth Editions. 1999. (classic)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Rowling, J.K. Scholastic. 1999 (classic)
Little Women. Alcott, Louisa May. Bantam Classics. 1983 (classic)
Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). Random House. 1960 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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