The children's literature minor at CBU delves into the specialized topic of children's literature, allowing students to study and analyze these works as well as discuss them in class. The children's literature minor is perfect for students who are interested in writing or publishing books for young audiences.

Lower Division Requirement

 

An introductory study of literary terminology and the major genres of American, British, European, and multicultural literature. Focuses on critical reading and intelligent appreciation of literature and of the ways of writing about literature. Pre- or Co- Requisite: ENG 100, 101, 123, or 123E. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG201-B
Isaacs, David E.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 104
ENG201-A
Kirk, Toni Suzanne
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36A1
ENG201-A
Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 192
ENG201-A
Tronti, Jennifer
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
ENG201-B
Schneider, Thomas R.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

 

An introduction to the study of a wide variety of children's literature, including picture books, novels, poetry, and folklore. Focus on critical analysis of texts, employing a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, close readings, and contemporary research. Also examines the historical constructions of childhood, uses within the elementary classroom, and social response to children's literature. Meets the Liberal Studies requirement for Children's literature. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 190
ENG353-B
Travis, Erika J.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 127
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192
ENG353-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
ENG353-B
Travis, Erika J.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

A consideration of children’s class, including but not limited to texts from “Golden Age” of children’s literature, approximately 1865-1914. Focus on critical analysis of texts, employing a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, close readings, and contemporary research. Also examines the historical constructions of childhood and social responses to children’s literature. Students will examine the texts in light of literary, historical, social contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

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A close examination of selected folklore and fairy tales from various cultural or literary traditions. Focus on interpretation and analysis of individual texts, utilizing a variety of historical and contemporary critical approaches to reading, understanding, and researching folklore and fairy tales as a distinctive genre. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG355-A
Tronti, Jennifer
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L246
ENG355-B
Schneider, Thomas R.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 190

Introduction to literature designed to meet the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. Varied uses of literature such as poetry and short stories will be explored with intensive study of longer works of fiction and non-fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG363-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36 36A2
ENG363-A
Schneider, Thomas R.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Upper Division Elective Requirement

 

Complete 3 additional units from the following: 

Students will investigate how issues of culture affect beliefs and relationships among professionals and families with young children including children with disabilities and how multiple perspectives can affect child outcomes. Students will choose an area of interest to investigate using problem-based learning and present the result of their research to class members. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ECH435-A
Navarro, Jocelyn D.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B258

The literature of women and ethnic minorities. Recommended for Liberal Studies majors. At least one literature survey course recommended. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG313-A
Sung, Tae
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Neoclassical, Romantic, and Victorian literature in historical context. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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This course offers students intensive study of print culture, particularly in regard to the history of the book, as found in American, British, and/or world literature. The course may focus on a particular genre, such as the novel, the autobiography, or the chapbook, or on a particular subgenre, such as the gothic or satirical novel. This study will also equip students to understand how books within the discipline of English shaped and were shaped by various historical, cultural, economic, philosophical, and social forces. It is recommended that at least one literature survey course be taken prior. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Spring odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG409-A
Veltman, Laura
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123 or ENG 123E. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
09/03/2024 W 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Village at CBU 300
ENG463-A
Liu, Carla
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
ENG463-B
Liu, Carla
01/13/2025 Th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM TBA

This course examines the principles of psychological, cognitive, physical, spiritual and social development from conception to adolescence. A Biblical view of growth and change throughout these developmental periods will be addressed. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PSY305-A
Reed, Jasmine J.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM The Village at CBU 300

The student will learn how to use drama and theatre activities both for and with children, and how they can incorporate drama into education by creating lesson plans and planning specific assignments. The student will also develop skills in oral interpretation and storytelling to become a more interesting and expressive teacher. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE312-B
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 251
THE312-A
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 251
THE312-A
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 103
THE312-B
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 103
THE312-A
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
01/13/2025 MWF 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building
THE312-B
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building