LIS 677 Young Adult Literature & Literacy

Bulletin Description: This course explores the social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents, aged 12­-18, and the literature and literacy­ based tools created especially for this demographic. The primary focus of this class is the literacy practices of teenagers and the evaluation and selection of materials in a variety of formats available for them with an emphasis on media literacy. Special attention is paid to the developmental tasks of this age group with an eye towards literary recommendation. Discussion topics will include popular literature for teen readers, literacy and technology, the media and popular culture as it applies to this age group, and the use of specialized selection materials to develop collections in school and public libraries.

Current Syllabus: Fall 2017