ENGLISH 2613 (Fall Term, 2005):
A HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am to 9:50 am.

Instructor: Prof. L. D. Fraser
E-mail: Idfraser@stthomasu.ca
Phone: 460-0322
Office: EC 316
Office hours: By appointment


OUTLINE:
An investigation of the history of children’s literature, this course uses the resources of the UNB’s Children’s Literature Collection to explore the development of literature for children.

REQUIRED TEXTS:
Folk and Fairy Tales. Ed. Martin Hallet and Barbara Karasek. 3rd ed. Broadview.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. Puffin.
The Railway Children. E. Nesbit. Puffin.
The House at Pooh Corner. A.A. Milne / E.H. Shepard. Penguin.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. J.K. Rowling. Bloomsbury / Raincoast.

EVALUATION:
Attendance - 10%
Portfolio- to be discussed in class 50% (due date to be determined)
Critiques - to be discussed in class 10% (due dates to be determined)
Final Examination 30%

Please note that TWO copies of the major assignment must be submitted and each date-stamped and signed by the departmental secretary. Any assignment handed in late will be subject to a deduction of 5% per day. No assignments will be marked after the others have been returned.

Marking scheme:

A+ 96 - 100 B- 71 - 75
A 91 - 95 C+ 66 - 70
A- 86 - 90 C 61 - 65
B+ 81- 85 C- 56 - 60
B 76 - 80 D 50 - 55

Of Interest - Students may wish to take advantage of the material in the Children's Literature Collection which is housed in the Nan Gregg Room (HIL, 4th floor). This is a non-circulating collection and, due to its special nature, eating and drinking in the room are prohibited.