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HMS-307 Young Adult Literature

3 Credits

  • HMS-307-01

    Tuesday, Thursday

    9:00 am – 1:20 pm

    Online, ONLINE

In this course, students will read a breadth of contemporary literature written for teens, stretching across genres and forms including fiction, speculative fiction, memoir, poetry, graphic novels, and journals, with a few historical antecedents. As we investigate the ways teen identity is both reflected in and shaped by these works, we will consider topics of education, family, community, religion, gender and sexuality, violence and justice, censorship and book bans, immigration and home, utopias and dystopias, and works that cross-over with adult readerships. Written assignments and creative projects will provide students with the opportunity to further investigate topics of most interest to them, while critically and creatively reflecting on their own reading experiences as young adults.