EAC488 - Children's Literature: Nursery Rhymes to Novels

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Subject Title
Children's Literature: Nursery Rhymes to Novels

Subject Description
The world of children?s books is rich in imagination and discovery.  From nursery rhymes to novels, children?s literature offers the child and the adult both instruction and delight.  Literature stimulates fantasy and reason in readers of all ages.  A good book is a pleasure for the child and the adult alike.  In this course, you will explore the history and elements of children?s literature, a literature often noted for its illustration and humour.  Starting with material for the very young and moving through to adolescent fiction, you will examine the factors that shape a variety of genres and historical periods in children?s literature.  You will learn the background to today?s children?s books and study the form and content of good books from past and present.  Offered both online and in-class, EAC488 is an opportunity to develop your critical thinking, reading, and research skills in a diverse and important area of literature and culture.

Credit Status

One general education credit in the Arts & Humanities category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution that children’s literature makes throughout our lives.
  2. Understand the history and development of children’s literature
  3. Comprehend various genres of children’s literature
  4. Read children’s literature critically
  5. Demonstrate your ability to read, comprehend, and complete assignments according to assigned specifications and deadlines
  6. Analyze children’s books using the criteria for evaluating the text and illustration of children’s books
  7. Analyze children’s books by providing evidence or support using integrated quotations
  8. Write assignments using essay format
  9. Use accurate English grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence mechanics in all writing assignments

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