Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature

Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature

Examines books, media, and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in a multicultural, globalized, and increasingly digital media-saturated world. Explores the history of multicultural writing for the young, and major issues and debates of youth literature concerning diversity, racism, power, ideology, etc. Guides students to better select, interpret, evaluate, and promote such literature, media, and resources according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

Class Name Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature
Host School The University of Illinois
Class Identifier LIS 590MYL
Credit Value 2 Credit Hours
Faculty Karla Lucht
Course Tool (Online)
Class Description Examines books, media, and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in a multicultural, globalized, and increasingly digital media-saturated world. Explores the history of multicultural writing for the young, and major issues and debates of youth literature concerning diversity, racism, power, ideology, etc. Guides students to better select, interpret, evaluate, and promote such literature, media, and resources according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).
Class Disclaimer Synchronous sessions use Blackboard Collaborate. For more information about the course, please e-mail Linda Smith (lcsmith@illinois.edu)
Delivery Synchronous
Start and End Date June 12th, 2017 - August 3rd, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm United States - Central
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Tuesday
Last Add Day June 1st, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency