INF 322T - Children’s Literature

Course Number Course Title Semester Day & Time Instructor Course Fee Register
INF 322T Children’s Literature Summer 2020 MTWTHF 3:30PM - 4:40PM Marion Rocco $850.00 Class not available
Course Type:
Semester-Based Online

Children’s Literature is a survey course in the evaluation, selection and proper and creative use of books, and other media with children ages 0 to 12. In this course, students will engage in extensive reading of children’s books to develop their capacity to critically read, analyze and respond to a diverse body of literature; identify and evaluate the elements of various genres of children’s literature; apply knowledge of children, their development and interests to the selection and recommendation of appropriate literature; and apply knowledge of selection and evaluation criteria to books created for children.

Seats limited; early enrollment is advised.

Date & Location:

This course will be conducted entirely online. Daily real-time participation is required during scheduled meeting times. 

First class day:  Thursday, June 4
Last class day:  Thursday, July 9

Required Textbook:

Essentials of Children’s Literature, 9th ed., (2018), by Kathy G. Short, Carol Lynch-Brown, & Carl M. Tomlinson.

Required Children’s Books:

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  2. The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
  3. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
  6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  7. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  8. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  9. El Deafo by Cece Bell
  10. The New Kid by Jerry Craft
Official UT Austin Description:

Evaluation, selection, and proper and creative use of books and other media with children.


Upper-division standing.


No refunds after 6/9/2020.