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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 score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.


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; 2018; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 203141410Children's Lit 3Tucker C$12.0010/31/0OpenM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA465

Winter; 2019; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 203111415Childrens Literature 3Barnes B$12.0015/31/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA410