ENGH 309: Topics in Literature

ENGH 309-001: 21st-Century Young Adult Novels
(Fall 2023)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Horizon Hall 5001

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Section Information for Fall 2023

ENGH 309 - 001: 21st-Century Young Adult Novels

Love reading YA novels? Curious about the field of Young Adult Literature? Want to know more about 21st-Century trends in YAL? If so, then this is the course for you!

We will read YA novels from the past eleven years, considering their literary qualities and cultural significance. An emphasis will be placed on intersectional identities, including race, gender, sexuality, class, etc.

Through close reading and careful analysis, we will identify literary techniques used in and conventions of 21st-century YA fiction. We will also read YA literary criticism and investigate major issues and debates.

Join ENGH 309 for fun and enlightening conversations about 21st-Century Young Adult Literature!

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Studies literature by topics, such as women in literature, science fiction, and literature of the avant garde. Notes: Topic varies. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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