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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 292 - Children’s Literature

Credit Hours: 3

In this survey course the types of children’s literature will be introduced. The importance of literature in the lives of children, the presentation of literature to children, and criteria for judging quality in children’s literature will also be covered. Students will be required to do oral presentations. 

Fulfills the following SUNY General Education categories: 

  • The Arts
  • Humanities

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate, through written work and class discussion, an understanding of the role of literature in the lives of children;
  • identify the different genres of children’s literature and the characteristics of each;
  • demonstrate, through oral or written discussion, the ability to recognize literary quality and identify current examples of quality children’s literature;
  • demonstrate, through oral presentation and bibliography, the ability to choose appropriate books on a chosen topic or theme in children’s literature;
  • demonstrate through presentation, oral discussion, and written work, an understanding of illustration techniques and their effectiveness in picture books; and
  • demonstrate, through written work and oral discussion, an understanding of the history and traditions in children’s literature.

Cycles (C)