This course is a critical survey of young adult literature. Specific course interests include the history of the genre, the position of young adult literature within educational curricula and culture at large, and the ways texts for adolescents reflect the development of the adolescent, particularly in relation to social and political power structures. The course focuses on young adult texts as literature and will examine the literary techniques and conventions employed in course material. Class Notes: HYBRID COURSE. Enrollment Requirements: The prerequisites for all ENG courses at the 300 and 400 level are as follows:1) Either ENG 120 or ENG 1222) Either ENG 204, ENG 212, ENG 213 or ENG 214.