Comprehensive survey of children's and young adult literature, providing a basic knowledge and understanding of a diverse group of authors, illustrators, and genres. Discussion/participation covers trade books, classics, award-winning books, and culturally diverse books geared toward children and young adults. Course work is designed to assist future teachers, parents, and caregivers in developing a more comprehensive, creative, and insightful utilization of literary materials with emphasis on recognizing the primary characteristics of the best in children's books. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Spring Only.