Library Science (LIBR)

LIBR 465     Literature for Children     3 Credit Hours

The evaluation of books for children aged three to twelve. Fiction, folklore, poetry, illustration, and informational books are considered with emphasis on the development of standards for selecting materials with reference to the interests, needs, and abilities of children and the enrichment of the school curriculum. Designed for librarians, supervisors, and teachers in the elementary school. Students will also carryout assignments with children and therefore must complere required clearance forms prior to completion of academic service learning projects. For more information access the Field Placement Office websire at https://umdearborn.edu/cehhs/cehhs_fpo/.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Undergrad Certification only or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Sophomore or Junior or Senior

LIBR 470     Literature for Young People     3 Credit Hours

Surveys and develops criteria for appropriate literature for young people in junior high school. Fiction, non-fiction, folklore, poetry and fantasy are considered with reference to the interests, needs and abilities of adolescents. Designed for librarians, supervisors, and teachers in the secondary school.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Undergrad Certification only or Sophomore or Junior or Senior

LIBR 475     Issues Lit Child/Yng People     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of teachers to the treatment of issues in modern and traditional literature for elementary and middle school children. Among these issues will be justice, ethics, abuse, conformity, aging, death, sibling problems, alienation, friendship, prejudice, gender, and other areas of concern. Techniques and activities for fostering discourse and open inquiry in the classroom, relative to the literature, will be explored and presented. (OC).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally