105年第1學期-0174 青少年文學：美國傳統 課程資訊
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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.
1. Students will learn about the historical development of and the main issues and controversies in Young Adult Literature in Western cultures.
2. Students will have a deeper understanding of young adulthood and Young Adult Literature as a social and political institution.
3. Students will examine a range of genres within the field (including historical fiction, realistic fiction, etc.) and improve their ability to read various kinds of young adult texts critically.
4. Students will develop more clearly articulated standards for selecting and evaluating young adult texts.
5. Students will develop strong reading habits and improve their analytical and rhetorical skills.
6. Students will independently research a young adult author and present their findings to the class.
7. Students will write regular journals in which they reflect critically on their reading of young adult texts.
8. Students will be responsible for presentations on one aspect of a YA book read over the course of this semester.
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.
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Babbitt, Natalie (1975;2007) Tuck Everlasting, New York: Square Fish.
Card, Scott Orson (1977; 2013) Ender’s Game, New York: Tor.
Cormier, Robert (1974; 2011) The Chocolate War, New York: Random House Children’s Books.
Ford, Michael Thomas. Suicide Notes. New York: Harper Teen, 2011.