(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
Offering opportunities for advanced critical study, this course chronicles the history of children's literature from its origins in folklore to the achievements of the Golden Age at the end of the nineteenth century. Through an examination of texts within their cultural context, this course explores various attitudes toward childhood that inform works written in times past. Written assignments will provide students with opportunities to develop their awareness of the critical issues and theoretical perspectives that dominate the field.
Prerequisites: English 1101/General Education 1401 or 1402 or 1403 or 1404 and English 1131, 1135, 1137, 1141, 1151 or 1152.