Metropolitan State University

WRIT 355 : Writing Children's Literature

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: WRIT 251 Introduction to Creative Writing or equivalent with instructor's consent.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
 
This class offers an introduction to writing children's literature in the genres of picture book, fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a workshop environment. Students examine works of guest authors and critique both published and student writings. Through activities and assignments, students have the opportunity to develop the unique craft and vision required to write quality children's literature. This course may be repeated for credit.
B. Course Effective Dates: 01/25/2000 - 08/16/2004 08/17/2004 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. close reading of a variety of texts in the genres of picture book, fiction, nonfiction and poetry;
  2. writing, revising and editing for a specific audience, purpose and situation;
  3. thinking critically and strategically;
  4. knowledge of and ability to apply a process of research, writing and revision to designing, writing, revising and submitting a proposal for a book as well as the contents for the book.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
    None
Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
    None
G. Special Information
None