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(ENGL 420) Literature for Young Adults

Examination of literature written for adolescents; consideration of the role of young adult literature in secondary curriculum, and debates surrounding its audience, purpose, publishing, and content. Required of English majors planning to obtain teacher certification.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite ENGL 101
Offered Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

  1. Be familiar with a broad range of YA books and authors.
  2. Understand the history, development, and characteristics of YA literature.
  3. Select appropriate quality YA books for classroom, school, and personal use.
  4. Analyze YA literature both verbally and in writing.
  5. Pair an appropriate YA book with a recognized classic literary work.
  6. Have an in-depth knowledge of at least one YA author.
  7. Understand generally the various genres of YA literature.
  8. Read quickly and to talk and write clearly and convincingly about what you read.