French 305 presents an historical overview of the development of children’s literature in French and allows you to explore the various genres. Littérature jeunesse focuses on specific problems such as the role of the narrator, the relationship between narrator and reader, the relationship between the text and the illustrations, the evolution of the “hero” and how childhood has been perceived over the years. The course aims to develop skills in literary analysis, written and oral expression in French and also to increase awareness of the complexity and diversity of children’s literature.