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Analyzing Children’s Literature (ECE-304)
Various; distance learning format.
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
August 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this proficiency exam, students will be able to: analyze children’s literature through multiple literary elements; compare various genres within children’s literature; articulate interpretations and discuss deeper meanings within children’s literature; identify ideologies within children’s literature; employ rhetorical modes to develop and write a literary analysis; and discuss themes in children's literature, including: social differences, family relations, independence, and others.
This exam explores a wide selection of children’s literature. Students examine the impact children's literature has had on various generations. Major topics include: genres such as children’s classics, poetry, realistic fiction, folk and fairy tales, gender issues, and realism versus fantasy. Students take a deeper look at the stories they read as children and use literary elements such as themes, symbolism, characterization, and plot to analyze works written for children.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Children’s Literature, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education (8/18).