Section 1: Monday – Friday 11:00-12:35 PM

Summer I

Professor: Pamela Hartman
English 414 focuses on recent literature, representing multiple genres, that is suitable for young adult readers.  The emphasis is primarily on the reading and analysis of literature with some attention given to methodology.  The goals of the course including creating a community of readers and learners who will respond both aesthetically and analytically to literature and who will become familiar with the wide range of Young Adult Literature (YAL) as well as develop an appreciation of YAL as a genre of study.  In addition, we will explore the value of YAL as a means to stimulate young adults’ interest in reading, to bridge children’s and adult literature, and to encourage the habit of lifelong reading.