RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 007 Seeding the Future: Children's Literature and the Arts of Citizenship
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Just as fantasy inspires utopias, children's books provide a lens to a world apart. This course studies representations of activism and ecological traditions in children's literature from its 18th-century origins to today's concerns: environmental degradation, poverty, racism and peacemaking. Its goal is to provide community based learning opportunities in the humanities. Participants will seek to understand and evaluate the role of children's books in developing models of citizenship. Believing that reading substituted too easily for direct experience, Rousseau banished books from the life of Emile, his model student, until he was over 12. Robinson Crusoe, a survival skills handbook, was his only exception. He never thought to forbid virtual pets or to encourage the creation of urban pastorals and handmade texts like William Blake's. How should we assess kinder-culture and greening trends in contemporary works for children? How do young readers now respond to the myths and political radicalism of juvenile classics? Seminar participants will seek answers to these questions.

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
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MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
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19987
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22539
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25135
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WF 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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25141
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35279
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3RC Ugrd
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
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30573
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1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
013 (SEM)
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28475
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
014 (SEM)
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46141
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MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
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46142
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
016 (SEM)
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49017
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MW 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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