ENGLĀ 0045. Young Adult Literature

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Hours: 54 lecture
An examination of high quality literary works written for for young adults, including discussion of literary form, the criteria for selection, practice in presentation and analysis, and aesthetic appreciation in young readers.Includes the discussion of the history of young adult literature and current issues such as censorship, literacy, multiculturalism, and diversity. May include representative writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Twain, and Tolkien as well as contemporary, diverse writers such as Angelou, Lowry, Rowling, Salinger, and Zusak. (CSU, UC)