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Experiencing the Power of Picture Books

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Course Number




K. Aronson

Course Long Title

Experiencing the Power of Picture Books


Using the Bates College Picture Book Collection, students explore and experience questions at the heart of real-world conversations and controversies surrounding children's literature. Guided by social science research, students interested in working with and transforming the lives of young readers deepen their understanding of theory and how to bring it into practice through community-engaged work. Prerequisite(s): one 200-level education or psychology course. Recommended background: EDUC 231 or PSYC 240.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(Psychology: IDEA)

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years