BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Young Adult Literature

ENGL 420


$ 579.00

Instructor: Rachel Lynn Wadham MLS, MEd
Credits: 3.00

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ENGL 251 (Introduction to English Studies) & ENGL 295 (Writing Literary Criticism) or instructor permission.


Literature written for or read by teenagers.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Understanding Young Adults and Young Adult Literature
Lesson 2: Evaluating and Selecting Young Adult Literature
Lesson 3: Teaching, Using, and Appreciating Young Adult Literature
Lesson 4: Protecting Intellectual Freedom
Lesson 5: Exploring Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Lesson 6: Exploring Adventure, Mystery, and Humor
Lesson 7: Exploring Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Lesson 8: Exploring Historical Fiction
Lesson 9: Exploring Biography
Lesson 10: Exploring Nonfiction/ Informational Books
Lesson 11: Exploring Poetry, Drama, and Short Stories
Lesson 12: Exploring Other Formats, Comics, Graphic Novels, Picture Books and Magazines
Lesson 13: Course Projects: Portfolio Submission

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.