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IS 503 AO1 - History of Children's Lit

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Interpretation of children's literature from the earliest times, including the impact of changing social and cultural patterns on books for children; attention to early printers and publishers of children's books and to magazines for children. Course Information: 2 or 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

Special Instructions:

Both 2 credit and 4 credit students attend class for the full 16 week semester and have the same weekly reading assignments. Students complete about 5 informal online posts that analyze or reflect on week-s readings (completed on the weeks of their choice). Students who take the course for 2 credits give one short presentation on a book of their choice that relates to the week-s topic. Students who take the course for 4 credits complete a final project that is broken down into stages over the course of the semester. The final project is an online exhibit on children-s literature created with Omeka, a digital publishing tool commonly used by institutions to create exhibit websites that include metadata for the selected books or museum. (We may partner with a historical library, but this is still in negotiation.) Since 2 credit students are not doing this project, there will be weeks when class ends earlier for them, with the 4 credit students staying to work together on the class

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Fall


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