HMS-307P Young Adult Literature
9:00 am – 11:50 am
North Hall, 116
This course covers a range of contemporary literature written for teens, including fiction, speculative fiction, memoir, poetry, graphic novels, and journals, with a few historical antecedents. The course investigates the ways teen identity is both reflected in and shaped by these works. It will consider questions of literacy, education, family, community, religion, gender and sexuality, violence and justice, censorship, immigration and home, utopias and dystopias, and works that cross over with adult readerships. Creative and critical assignments will enable students to explore works of interest and reflect on their own reading experiences as young adults.