Young Adult Literature

This course provides a survey of Young Adult Literature, examining diverse genres such as science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and romance. Students will learn about YA's history, controversies, and influence. Among the questions we will ask: how does YA construct young adulthood; what is YA; what are the characteristics of YA; what makes YA so popular? Students will be asked to: 1) study literature within its historical, social, and cultural contexts; 2) apply techniques of literary analysis to literature; 4) identify and discuss selected characteristics of literature; 5) develop close reading, critical thinking, and writing skills

Credit hours: 3.0


  • EN110 - College Composition I
  • EN111 - College Composition II

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Last updated: 08/07/2023