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Course Description

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English - ENG 203

Children's Literature

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course surveys literature for children and adolescents in K-12 curriculum. By reading, analyzing and researching various genres of children's literature throughout the world, students gain a historical perspective and establish standards of critical evaluation.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze a wide variety of children's literature in each of the major genres.
  • Interpret various genres of K-12 literature from various world cultures.
  • Explain how each genre can contribute to the growth of the child and appeal to a child's interests and needs.
  • Select books of interest for the individual child or for a classroom of children.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of information about literature relative to a young audience.
  • Analyze critical elements of each genre using literary terms.
  • Identify credible and relevant sources for inclusion in research activities.
  • Identify major figures, movements and cultural influences in the history of children's literature.
  • Prepare a documented college-level research paper on children's literature.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 203141410Children's LitMC3Harden A2/18/0Open$12.00M W  11:00 AM-12:46 PM LA465

Winter; 2022; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 203111415Children's LitMC3Barnes B10/20/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA410

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday