ENGL07003 2017 Young People's Literature

General Details

Full Title
Young People's Literature
Transcript Title
Young People's Literature
Code
ENGL07003
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENGL - English
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Chris Sparks
Programme Membership
SG_HENGL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology SG_SOSCJOIN_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences in Joint Major: English and Spanish SG_HENGL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology
Description

This module aims to give students an insight into the role literature can play in young people's sense of self and awareness of the diversity and complexity of their worlds. Students will be introduced to a variety of texts, both classical and contemporary in order to develop their critical faculties in reading and analysis.

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Analyse a range of texts written for young people

2.

Explore themes and characters

3.

Examine literary devises

4.

Present a discussion of diversity and inclusivity in a selection of texts

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching/learning activities will consist of teacher-led and student-led workshops. Activities include presentations, open discussions, Q & A and textual analysis. All activities will be guided by principles of inclusivity and mutual respect.

Module Assessment Strategies

1. Student presentation of texts of their choice, addressing one of the module's key themes. Essay consisting of a critical analysis  of one key theme, with reference to at least two core texts from the module selection with emphasis on how the texts speak to young peoples concerns

2. Essay consisting of a critical analysis  of one key theme, with reference to at least two core texts from the module selection with emphasis on how the texts speak to young peoples concerns

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will similar to the assessment above

Indicative Syllabus

Analyse a range of texts written for young people 
Students will gain a knowledge of both classic and contemporary writing for young people
Explore themes and characters 
Students will examine themes and characters relevant to contemporary young people's interests and concerns, hopes and fears and emerging identities
Examine literary devises
Students will distinguish literary devises intrinsic to the production of effective and enduring story telling
Present a discussion of diversity and inclusivity in a selection of texts 
Students will display the ability to recognise texts that promote the principles of equality and understanding in everyday life

All key texts to be studied along with supporting materials consisting of critical texts and reviews.

1.J.D Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

2. William Golding, Lord of the Flies

3. Alan Garner, The Owl Service

4. Marcus Zusak, The Book thief

5. Siobhan Dowd, Bog Child

6. Mark Haddon, The curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

7. Louis Sacher, Holes

8. Stephen Chbosky, The perks of Being a Wallflower

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Essay Continuous Assessment Essay 60 % Any 1,3
2 Presentation : key text Continuous Assessment Oral Exam 40 % Any 2,4
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom All teaching/learning activities 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1983 Lord of the Flies penguin

Recommended Reading
1951 The Catcher in the Rye Hamish Hamilton

Recommended Reading
2008 Bog Child David Fickling

Recommended Reading
1967 The owl Service Collins

Recommended Reading
2007 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time National Geographic Books

Recommended Reading
2016 The Book Thief Barnes and Noble

Recommended Reading
1998 Holes Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Recommended Reading
2012 The perks of being a wallflower Simon and Schuster

Recommended Reading
2009 Young adult literature: Exploration, evaluation and appreciation Prentice Hall

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Recommended Reading
1995 Teaching young adult literatur : Sharing the connectione Wadsworth Publishing Company

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Golding, William, 1983 Lord of the Flies penguin

J.D. Salinger, 1951 The Catcher in the Rye Hamish Hamilton

Siobhan Dowd, 2008 Bog Child David Fickling

Alan Garner, 1967 The owl Service Collins

Haddon, Mark, 2007 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time National Geographic Books

Marcus Zusak, 2016 The Book Thief Barnes and Noble

Louise Sachar, 1998 Holes Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Chbosky, Stephen, 2012 The perks of being a wallflower Simon and Schuster

Bucher, Katherine Toth, and KaaVonia M Hinton., 2009 Young adult literature: Exploration, evaluation and appreciation Prentice Hall

Brown, Jean E., and Elaine C. Stephens, 1995 Teaching young adult literature: Sharing the connections. Wadsworth Publishing Company

Additional Information

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