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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 425 Children Literature and Social Justice

3 Credit(s) W-III
This course examines children’s literature (PreK-6th grade) from a social justice perspective. Students will explore the cultural assumptions embedded in children’s literature, whose voices are heard and whose are absent, how privilege and power determine what is published and accessible, and how literature can present counter narratives and inspire action to promote social justice. Students will use course resources to analyze and evaluate the literary and artistic qualities of children’s books from various viewpoints, resist censorship, and deepen understanding of how to engage children in discussion of social justice topics.  
Perquisites: EDC400 or other W-II course.