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John W Griffith
ENGL 477
Seattle Campus

Children's Literature

An examination of books that form a part of the imaginative experience of children, as well as a part of a larger literary heritage, viewed in the light of their social, psychological, political, and moral implications.

Class description

For SUMMER 2007: We’ll read and discuss an assortment of fairy tales, other stories and novels for children. Students will be expected to attend class regularly, keep up with reading assignments, and take part in open discussion. Written work will consist entirely of a series of in-class essays done in response to study questions handed out in advance. Texts: John Griffith & Charles Frey, eds., Classics of Children’s Literature, 6th ed.; J. K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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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.
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Last Update by Sherry May Laing
Date: 03/20/2007