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Kathleen Collins
GEN ST 197
Seattle Campus

Freshman Seminar

Small-group discussion with faculty representing a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Topics and approaches vary. Instructor may introduce research techniques or findings, concentrate on readings in his/her area of interest, or illustrate problems and alternatives related to the study of a particular academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

"Images in Children's Picture Books": What social messages do picture books convey to the children and adults who read them? The combination of visual and verbal messages makes them a powerful tool for communicating society's visions and values to its youngest members. In this seminar students will explore ways in which the images in children's literature have presented class, gender, race, ethnicity, and other social constructs. We will pay special attention to books that have been banned, challenged, or otherwise proven controversial.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kathleen Collins
Date: 12/07/2007