Gender and Culture in Children's Picture Books

Gender and Culture in Children's Picture Books

In this course you will work online to develop an understanding of: criteria for evaluating children's picture books for their cultural authenticity; different illustrative techniques and their effectiveness for particular texts; problems of translating children's books from one language and culture to another; and the variety of materials available and publishing trends in multiculturalism. Coursework will emphasize books that use powerful verbal and visual images to promote self esteem and cultural awareness among young children. You will participate in online discussions with your colleagues in the course and with various experts in other parts of this country and abroad.

Class Name Gender and Culture in Children's Picture Books
Host School Rutgers University
Class Identifier 17:611:584
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty TBA
Course Tool (Online) eCollege
Class Description In this course you will work online to develop an understanding of: criteria for evaluating children's picture books for their cultural authenticity; different illustrative techniques and their effectiveness for particular texts; problems of translating children's books from one language and culture to another; and the variety of materials available and publishing trends in multiculturalism. Coursework will emphasize books that use powerful verbal and visual images to promote self esteem and cultural awareness among young children. You will participate in online discussions with your colleagues in the course and with various experts in other parts of this country and abroad.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date January 18th, 2011 - May 11th, 2011
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day January 11th, 2011
Residency Start and End Date No Residency