Children's Literature Minor

Lower Division Requirement

ENG201 Intro to Literature

An intensive 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 ways of writing about literature. Majors and minors should take this introduction course during their sophomore year as soon as they successfully complete ENG 123. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

Alspach, Berniece
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

ENG353 Intro to Children's Literature

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

Isaacs, David E.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

ENG354 Children's Classics

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: ENG123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall odd years)

ENG355 Folklore and Fairy Tales

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: ENG123. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall even years)

ENG363 Intro to Young Adult Literature

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; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete 3 additional units from the following: 

ECH435 Cross Cltre Perspct Child Disabl

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)

Short, Kathryn
09/03/2019 MW 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center

ENG313 American Multicultural Lit

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

ENG343 18th/19th Century British Poetry

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

ENG403 The British Novel until 1900

The rise and development of the novel as a genre in Britain. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; As offered)

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

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. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

Liu, Carla
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B112

PSY305 Developmental Psychology: Child

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)

THE312 Drama in the Classroom

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; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

Parshall, Stephanie
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Wallace Theater 203