EN 329W

Literature for the Adolescent

This course introduces prospective junior and senior high school English teachers to the junior novel and to adult literature (both including representative selections from minority literature) appropriate to the adolescent-age interest group, studies the basic needs of the adolescent in relation to adolescent literature, develops criteria to evaluate the literary merit of adolescent literature, and surveys the role of the teacher in reading guidance and developing thematic literature units of study around topics relevant to adolescents and their needs and interests. This course does not meet the General Education literature requirement. Credit, 3 hours.