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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 450 - Teaching Literature

3 Credit(s) | Lecture |
Course can be counted for credit once

Designed for students who are considering English teaching as a career, this seminar is an investigation of why and how we teach literature in the secondary school settings. We will read literary texts from a teacher’s perspective, analyze educational research, develop lesson plans, and respond critically to each other’s work. To clarify and reassess the goals of literature pedagogy, we will attempt to strike a balance between developing practical tools for potential classroom use and examining theories about teaching and learning. We will address teaching literary genres, teaching canonical and non-canonical texts (ranging from those of Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare to Marjane Satrapi and Zora Neale Hurston), teaching poetic and narrative form, and teaching with unexpected materials. In the spirit of collaboration, this course will draw on our collective interests and educational experiences to identify useful resources and strategies that will assist 21st century-students in their responses to print, visual, and digital texts.

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisite: ENGL 200  or ENGL 201  or ENGL 202