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Course Description

English - ENG 203

Children’s Literature (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course surveys literature for children and adolescents in K-12 curriculum. By reading, analyzing and researching various genres of children's literature throughout the world, students gain a historical perspective and establish standards of critical evaluation.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 22 ACT, 29 SAT or 108 CPT.


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze a wide variety of children's literature in each of the major genres.
  • Interpret various genres of K-12 literature from various world cultures.
  • Explain how each genre can contribute to the growth of the child and appeal to a child's interests and needs.
  • Select books of interest for the individual child or for a classroom of children.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of information about literature relative to a young audience.
  • Analyze critical elements of each genre using literary terms.
  • Identify credible and relevant sources for inclusion in research activities.
  • Identify major figures, movements, and cultural influences in the history of children's literature.
  • Prepare a documented college-level research paper on children's literature.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 203141410Children's Lit 3Chaudhery S$12.0017/31/0OpenM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA465

Winter; 2018; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 203111415Childrens Literature 3Staff$12.004/31/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA410