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0175 - 青少年文學:美國傳統 Young Adult Literature


教育目標 Course Target

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to Young Adult (YA) Literature which makes up a large part of children’s literature as a whole. This course aims to give a short history of YA Literature. Students will also try to define what YA Literature is and discuss its many forms and manifestations. The main focus of the course is to read a selection of American YA novels to better understand the variety within this tradition. Students will learn to approach YA Literature critically and at the same time strengthen their skills in reading, analyzing and discussing works of Young Adult Literature. Students will also engage in an author project that they will present to the class. An important and ambitious goal of this class is that students will enjoy reading YA Literature as well as learn to understand themselves and the world around them better. Students have to follow the department's guidelines regarding academic integrity. Plagiarism will result in punishment.The main objective of this course is to introduce students to Young Adult (YA) Literature which makes up large part of children's literature as a whole. This course aims to give a short history of YA Literature. Students will also try to define what YA The main focus of the course is to read a selection of American YA novels to better understand the variety within this tradition. Students will learn to approach YA Literature critically and at the same time strengthen their skills in reading, analyzing and discussing works of Young Adult Literature. Students will also engage in an author project that they will present to the class. An important and ambitious goal of this class is that students will enjoy reading YA Literature as well as learn to understand themselves and the world around them better. Students have to follow the department's guidelines regarding academic integrity. Plagiarism will result in punishment.


課程概述 Course Description

Young Adult Literature is an elective for third- and fourth-year students. The main objective of this course is to introduce students to Young Adult Literature (YA) which is part of Literature for Children as a whole. The course will provide a definition of Young Adult Literature and will discuss its many forms and manifestations. The course will then provide a short history of YA Literature. The main focus of Young Adult Literature 1 is to discuss the American tradition. Students will read between 4 and 6 novels and will approach them critically. Students will strengthen their skills in reading, analyzing and discussing these works. Students will also engage in author projects and present these to the class to better understand the field of YA literature.
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to Young Adult Literature (YA) which is part of Literature for Children as a whole. The course will provide a definition of Young adult Literature and will discuss its many forms and manifestations. The course will then provide a short history of YA Literature. The main focus of Young Adult Literature 1 is to discuss the American tradition. Students will read between 4 and 6 novels and will approach students critize. Students will strengthen their skills in reading, analyzing and discussing these works. Students will also engage in author projects and present these to the class to better understand the field of YA literature.


參考書目 Reference Books

There is no text book for this class. Materials will be collected by the teacher into a course pack and students will be provided with the required reading materials throughout the semester. Students need to buy four novels:

Blume, Judy. Forever, London: Young Picador, 1975; 2005.

Cormier, Robert. Tenderness, New York: Delacorte Press, 1997; 2004.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, New York: A Yearling Book, 1995; 2000.

Green, John and David Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, New York: Penguin [Speak], 2010.


There is no text book for this class. Materials will be collected by the teacher into a course pack and students will be provided with the required reading materials throughout the semester. Students need to buy four novels:

Blume, Judy. Forever, London: Young Picador, 1975; 2005.

Cormier, Robert. Tenderness, New York: Delacorte Press, 1997; 2004.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, New York: A Yearling Book, 1995; 2000.

Green, John and David Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, New York: Penguin [Speak], 2010.


評分方式 Grading

評分項目 Grading Method 配分比例 Grading percentage 說明 Description
Final ExamFinal Exam
Final Exam
20
Midterm ExamMidterm Exam
Midterm Exam
20
Journal EssaysJournal Essays
Journal Essays
20
Book DiscussionsBook Discussions
Book Discussions
20
Author ProjectAuthor Project
Author Project
10
Attendance and ParticipationAttendance and Participation
Attendance and Participation
10
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學分 Credit:2-0
上課時間 Course Time:Monday/8,9[LAN009]
授課教師 Teacher:Mieke K. T. Desmet
修課班級 Class:外文系3,4
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