Tuesday, January 25, 2011

College Courses on Young Adult Literature

So I was looking through the course catalog for the university that I attend and I saw that my school offers a course in Young Adult Literature. I thought this was so cool, so I've decided to share with you the course description:

"A critical study of literature, including nonprint media, for young adults, focusing on helping prospective teachers develop familarity with young adult literature and how it may be used in the middle school and high school classroom, stressing gender roles and multi-cultural issues."

And for anyone who's curious, there are three prerequisites to taking this course: Conventions of Reading and Writing; Histories and Texts; and Theory, Meaning and Value.

I would love to take this course, but even if I stay in the English program I have no idea if I will even be able to take the prerequisites, let alone the actual course. But I just thought it was awesome that my school offered a course on something that I read everyday. Do any of your schools offer similar classes?


Anonymous said...

This is awesome! My school only has English/American Literature, and a couple other lit courses (Native American, Irish, African, Women in Literature). But there are a lot of cool creative writing courses.


Anonymous said...

Jealous! At my school they offer a children's literature class but it was cancelled this year. :( It's so awesome that YA is being offered as a class now. It's a great genre that deserves a lot of credit.

Donna (Bites) said...

The closest I got to anything like this was reading some "children's" books in a contemporary British lit class when I was in England. I read Harry Potter.