Course Description: Young Adult LIterature is a 3-hour graduate level course designed to increase interest in and knowledge of young adult literature--not just the canon, but newer forms as well. Students in this course will read books written specifically for the adolescent, as well as books that transcend any sort of audience classification. The intent is to accrue first and second hand knowledge of these texts for the purpose of making informed classroom selections as well as appropriate recommendations to individual readers.
Students in this course will learn to:
- Survey books written for and read by adolescents in a variety of genres and accrue primary and secondary knowledge about these books.
- Develop skill in evaluating, discussing and writing about young adult literature.
- Learn how to help adolescents discover and develop their own reading interests.
- Design lesson plans that employ a variety of instructional strategies to serve a range of student learning objectives.
- Write a rationale for or against teaching a controversial book.
- Become acquainted with recent academic writing on young adult literature.
Neilsen and Donelson (2008, 8th edition) Literature for Today's Young Adults. New York: Pearson
Required Young Adult Literature: TBA
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Here is what you will need for Reading@Curry Online Classes:
Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari are supported browsers for UVaCollab.
- Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 are not yet supported browsers for UVaCollab.
- Firefox 4 users may need to disable all add-ons to overcome problems or revert to a previous version.
- Internet Explorer 9 users will need to revert back to Internet Explorer 8.
- Browsers on some public computers may block pop-ups, thus preventing you from logging in to UVaCollab. Click on the pop-up notice link that appears in your browser and select the option to allow pop-ups from this site to continue.
Plug Ins for Browsers: Your course requires the Adobe Acrobat plug-in. You may download this plug-in at no extra cost by visiting the Adobe Acrobat website.
Printing Time: When downloading and printing articles from the website, users on a network typically have a minimal wait-time. When working from home, you will find that printing will take longer and, if you have an old printer, your wait-time may be excessive. You will experience the shortest wait-time when using a new computer and printer.
- UVA E-mail account. You will be assigned a UVA email account upon registration and payment of fees
- Internet Connection (High-speed internet works best.)
- Microsoft Office Word 96 or higher (All assignments and tests must be sent in this format.)
- Adobe Acrobat Reade