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ED 374. Multicultural Children's Literature

Credits: 3
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Examines cultural and religious differences and similarities, contributions of women and minority groups to literature and the social issues and forces of discrimination.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze and describe diversity in children's/young adolescent literature.
2. Locate scholarly resources related to children's literature/young adult literature and review various perspectives for using them in classroom teaching.
3. Distinguish among major award-winning books (Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre Award, Mildred L. Batchelder Award, Lambda Literary Award, etc.) and develop a knowledge base of current authors, poets, illustrators and publishers of children's literature/young adult literature.
4. Describe the literary merit of current children's books/young adult literature.
5. Demonstrate the importance between critical literacy and children's literacy development.

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