2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 351 Teaching & Reading for Adolescents

A comprehensive study of contemporary literature for the adolescent, involving inquiry into the nature and characteristics of literary materials to which adolescents respond; and criteria for selection, and critical evaluation. The course also examines the pedagogy behind teaching literature in middle school and high school. For students who intend to be teachers, this course will examine how to teaching reading, analysis, and writing in grades 7-12. For students who are taking the course to study literature, they will be asked to apply literary theory to the young adult texts of their choice.Prerequisite: ENG 201 or 243 or consent of instructor. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)