Literature written for or read by teenagers.
ENGL 251 (Introduction to English Studies) & ENGL 295 (Writing Literary Criticism) or instructor permission.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Understanding Young Adults and Young Adult Literature
Lesson 2: Evaluating and Selecting Young Adult Literature
Lesson 3: Teaching, Using, and Appreciating Young Adult Literature
Lesson 4: Protecting Intellectual Freedom
Lesson 5: Exploring Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Lesson 6: Exploring Adventure, Mystery, and Humor
Lesson 7: Exploring Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Lesson 8: Exploring Historical Fiction
Lesson 9: Exploring Biography
Lesson 10: Exploring Nonfiction/ Informational Books
Lesson 11: Exploring Poetry, Drama, and Short Stories
Lesson 12: Exploring Other Formats, Comics, Graphic Novels, Picture Books and Magazines
Lesson 13: Course Projects: Portfolio Submission