Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
School of Humanities and Fine Arts
The Children’s Literature Minor is designed to explore the various forms of literature written for children and young adults. Students investigate literary shifts involving the ways adults imagine and shape children’s virtues and capabilities as well as how children live out or resist those expectations.
Analyzing texts written for children and about childhood, this minor provides the opportunity for both breadth and depth of study. English majors are ineligible for the minor but may concentrate in children’s literature.
Students who minor in children's literature have the opportunity to
Required courses: 12 credits (4 courses)
Children's literature minors may choose four courses from the following lists. At least one must be introductory, 100-level course, and at least one must be advanced, 200-level. EL 129 Young Adult Fiction - 3 credits EL 128 Children’s Literature: Fables to 1900 - 3 credits EL 130 Children’s Literature: 1900 to Present - 3 creditsEL 259 Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature - 3 credits EL 272 Special Topics in Children’s Literature - 3 creditsEL 273 Representations of Childhood in Literature - 3 credits EL 274 Representations of Childhood in Film - 3 credits Elective courses: 6 credits (2 courses)
Students are encouraged to choose from the courses listed above and/or choose relevant courses in related disciplines by approval of the director, Dr. Sara Lindey, email@example.com.