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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 180 - Children’s Literature

Credits: 5
Deals with the elements of literature as applied to children’s books ranging from wordless picture books to junior high level reading. Specific subjects include character, plot, setting, theme, point of view, style, and tone as applied to poetry and prose written for children. Addresses visual communication through analysis of illustrations accompanying the texts.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Recognize, analyze, and comment on the literary elements as they appear in children’s books.
  2. Select books suitable to specific audiences and purposes.
  3. Critique children’s books on the basis of text and illustrations.

Program Outcomes
Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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