Catalogue 2018 - 2019

ENGL 339 Children's Literature


3 cr.


Junior standing and "C" or better in ENGL 133, or permission of English chair. ED 350 for students in Education program.

Course Description

The course is an introduction to the field of children's literature. Its focus is primarily literary in nature, exploring the diverse literature written for children and young adults through reading, storytelling, meeting authors, and discussing works in class. Students are also introduced to the graphic artistry accompanying much of the literature and to a variety of cultures and traditions depicted in word and picture. The course furthers students' understanding of children and of the important role of home and school in literacy development.


This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.