ENG 271 - Adolescent Literature

Course Description

This course provides a study of universal and diverse themes and ideas expressed through adolescent literature. It features protagonists and authors from a variety of cultures both within and outside of the United States, and emphasizes the relationship between culture and the lives of young people. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

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Required Prerequisites

Placement into ENG 111

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Critically read and explain a variety of texts featuring young adult protagonists.
  • Communicate with an understanding of audience, purpose, and effective writing strategies.
  • Support critical claims with specific textual evidence and careful, well-articulated reasoning.
  • Use current technologies to communicate ideas.
  • Use information literacy skills to retrieve appropriate research.
  • Implement multimodal skills in producing multi-genre texts.
  • Recognize matters of ethnicity and gender, relative to the cultural and historical contexts from which the texts emerge.
Human Dimension:
  • Identify universal issues affecting young people.
  • Identify common human needs and desires of diverse peoples and cultures.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Illustrate an awareness of culture's impact on adolescents.
  • Recognize the place of adolescent literature in literacy acquisition.
  • Defend the need for good stories in supporting adolescent's language and cognitive development.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Manage multiple projects including forum responses, quizzes, and essay assignments.