Children's Literature

Course Description

This course is a study of the literature of children (pre-elementary through young adult) with an emphasis on poetry, picture books, folk tales, myths, fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and historical periods. It also includes an evaluation of the literary quality and the cultural and historical meaning of individual works, and the study of the use of children's literature as an educational tool both in the classroom and outside of it.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
35339 ELIT 8 50Z ······· TBA-TBA Alex Giardino ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-01-03 to 2022-03-25.

Footnote Information

ELIT-008.-50Z: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382. The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at deanza.edu/online-ed/students/remotelearning.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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