ENGL 4093 Young Adult Literature

A study of the types of literature used by and for adolescents, junior-high and high-school age.

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Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to 18.

Young-adult fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has distinct attributes that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction. The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent as the protagonist, rather than an adult or a child. …

Themes in YA stories often focus on the challenges of youth, so much so that the entire age category is sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming of age novel.

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Course Information

ENGL 4093 Young Adult Literature

Description

A study of the types of literature used by and for adolescents, junior-high and high-school age.

Prerequisites

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Required Books

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