ENVIRON 304 - Topics in Culture and Environment
Section: 008 Rite's of Reading: The Animal Story
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Other:
Sustain
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course investigates the roles that animals have historically played in children’s literature, illustration, and film. Why do stories for the young frequently employ animal life to explore human suffering? How do images and ideas about the child and the beast conflate in our myths? As boys and girls grow up distanced from farm and wildlife, how do other species animate what it means to be child and adult? This course studies the aesthetic, generic, and rhetorical uses of animals in visual and verbal media. It pairs theoretical perspectives with traditions of animal figuration—from ancient fables and 18th c. models for English speaking children to contemporary children’s literature and films.

ENVIRON 304 - Topics in Culture and Environment
Schedule Listing
008 (LEC)
P
29035
Open
4
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (LEC)
P
33074
Open
5
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780801332487
The pleasures of children's literature, Author: Nodelman, Perry, Publisher: Allyn and Bacon 2009
Required
ISBN: 0439569869
Love that dog, Author: Creech, Sharon.
Required
ISBN: 1534402551
Misty of Chincoteague, Author: Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997,
Required
ISBN: 0674354427
The Girl with the Brown Crayon, Author: Vivian Gussin Paley, Publisher: Harvard 1997
Required
ISBN: 3407822065
Frederick, Author: Lionni, Leo, 1910 - 1999.
Required
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