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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

HON-H Course Preview:
Great Authors, Composers & Artists: Young Adult Fiction

Illustration of YA books on a shelf

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
Pizza provided
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

Have you ever wanted to check out a course before you decide to take it? Have you ever wanted to sample an HON-H course you know you just can't fit into your schedule? The HHC is now offering “Course Preview” programs to help you do just that! You will have the opportunity to meet the professor, check out the syllabus, and explore one aspect of the subject matter.

Join us for pizza and a preview of the HHC course “Great Authors, Composers & Artists: Young Adult Fiction,” developed and taught by Professor Gareth Evans. The course explores the development of young adult fiction (YAF) as genre and its rise to prominence in the last 30 years. Students taking the course will read titles ranging from Little Women and Pride and Prejudice to The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

The course will consider the following questions, among others: What do books written, and sometimes taught, in different periods tell us about what authors and publishers expect teenagers to be capable of reading and enjoying? What, if anything, are readers supposed to learn from reading YAF? What is the difference between the books teachers now want teenagers to read, and the books many teenagers choose to read?

For course preview programs, short readings may be distributed in advance. Attendance at this event will fulfill the requirement for HHC freshmen to attend an advising meeting during the fall semester.

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