H14 Role Perceptions of Women in Children's Literature

iconAll ages and cultures have used story as a means of telling new generations about the past and educating children about desired codes of behavior. Story telling seems to have been important to human beings even before writing became a means to preserve these tales. Accordingly this course will begin by examining the oral and written narratives used by mothers to inculturate their daughters. You will learn to decipher the hidden wisdom and to discern the social conditioning implied in stories such as "Little Red Riding Hood." Then, once learned, these skills will be applied to modern English literature designed for children. Overall, this course will enable women to recover their past in order to better design the future for their mothers, sisters, and children. Cross-cultural component=+4 3 cr.hrs. Dr. Pat Pinsent