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.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy, Tuition Refund Policy and all University Policies in the Catalog for more information.
Topics and Objectives
- 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.
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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.