Childhood in America|
Probably the first literature we fall in love with, children's literature shapes individuals and cultures in profound ways, investing us with important mythologies and guiding our identities and behaviors. This course will examine fairy tales, some works from the "golden age" of children's stories, and some contemporary works. We will enrich our reading of the fiction with some of the central theorists of this genre, including Bruno Bettelheim, Jack Zipes, and Maria Tatar.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
HA EDST, SBS EDST|
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The course will examine how childhood has been defined, and the ways children have been taught and amused. The emphasis will be on children's literature, including, among other readings, Tom Sawyer, Little Women, Little House on the Prairie, Chickadee, Once Upon a Time . . . A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations, and Folk and Fairy Tales. The full list will be available at R.J.Julia/Wesleyan Bookstore. The primary literary texts will be supplemented with secondary sources by scholars such as Maria Tatar, Jack Zipes, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short papers of 4-5 pages each, in-class essay midterm, and take-home final. One class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course counts toward the Category 2 requirement for the Education Studies major.
|Instructor(s): Karamcheti,Indira Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: CAMS 3; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 10||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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