- Name: Exploration of Children's Literature
- Division: Professional & Applied Technology
- Discipline: Education
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Surveys children's literature: issues, genre, censorship, historical background, book evaluation and selection.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will have:
- Gained factual knowledge (genre, issues, history of children’s literature)
- Learned fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories in the field of children’s literature
- Developed specific skills, competencies, and points of view (teachers and prospective teachers will learn how to use literature as a resource for classroom learning in all areas; writers will better understand the process of creating literature for children as well as the way children respond to literature.)
- Learned how to find and use resources (to locate appropriate children’s literature)
- Learned to analyze and critically evaluate (judge the literature in terms of literary quality and enduring value)
- Gained a broader understanding and appreciation of children’s literature (as a resource in the classroom and as art)
III: Course Linkage
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
- Will succeed at transfer institutions.
Scheduled EDU-207 classes:
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