Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Survey course covers traditional and contemporary children''s literature. Fairy tales and other works emerging from oral tradition, picture books, poetry, juvenile novels, and non-fiction and informational books are all considered, for both general literary qualities and what they offer to children. Course develops critical perceptiveness. Three class hours weekly. NOTE: Required for Early Childhood students and for those planning a career in elementary education. May also be used as an English or Liberal Arts elective, but cannot be taken in lieu of required literature courses.