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.
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 Knowledge:
- 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.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Identify universal issues affecting young people.
- Identify common human needs and desires of diverse peoples and cultures.
Learning How to Learn:
- 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.
- Manage multiple projects including forum responses, quizzes, and essay assignments.