This course examines literature for children. Through an overview of a variety of genres and topics, students will develop an understanding of literature for young readers.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
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- Identify the classic works of children’s poetry.
- Describe rhythms, moods, images, and patterns in classic children’s poetry.
- Explain how poems can instill an appreciation for animals and the natural world in children.
- Analyze how poems can stimulate the imagination of children.
- Describe key attributes of children’s alphabets, chapbooks, and picture books.
- Explain the importance of illustration in children’s literature.
Fables, Folktales, Myths, and Legends
- Identify the classic fables, folktales, myths, and legends, from around the world.
- Explain the moral purposes of fables and folktales for children.
- Discuss the history and cultural significance of myths and legends.
- Identify major works of fiction for children.
- Explain how fiction helps children develop imagination and emotional maturity.
Issues in Children’s Literature
- Analyze issues in children’s literature.
- Explain how children’s literature helps children develop character.
- Explain the value of teaching children’s literature.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- ENG/100 – Critical Reading and Composition OR
- a minimum of 3 college credits of College Composition
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-354-1800.
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