College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 309: Topics in Literature

ENGH 309-002: 21st-Century Teen/YA Fiction
(Fall 2017)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Innovation Hall 323

Section Information for Fall 2017

If you love reading Young Adult (YA) novels, then this is the course for you! We will examine 21st-century YA novels that explore racial, ethnic, class, sexual, and gender identities among teen characters. Possible novelists include Jeannine Capó Crucet, Jason Reynolds, David Levithan, Meredith Russo, Sara Farizan, and Sherman Alexie. We will also read YA literary criticism and investigate major issues and debates in the field. Each student will have a chance to apply concepts and theories learned during the semester to their favorite YA novel.

Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in fiction.

Satisfies the English BA core requirement in minority, folkloric, or popular literary and cultural traditions.

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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.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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