EDUC10200 Young Adult Fiction: Readers, Rebels & Realisation

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module introduces students to Young Adult Fiction, encouraging a critical and creative engagement with a range of texts in this burgeoning genre.

It is open to students from all disciplinary backgrounds.

We will consider the literary text as a potent source of personal, philosophical and educational meaning for young people and adults - as a potential locus for growth, realisation, and emancipation.

Core texts may include Northern Lights (Philip Pullman), The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins), Heartstopper (Alice Oseman), Last Night at the Telegraph Club (Malindo Lo), Asking For It (Louise O'Neill), Normal People (Sally Rooney), and The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas). A detailed reading list including primary and secondary texts will be provided.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will have developed their ability to:

Appreciate the significance of reading and fictional literature in the lives of young people
Critically analyse a literary text
Discuss a range of critical and creative texts in small and large groups
Communicate their ideas clearly and sensitively, both verbally and in writing
Engage with scholarly (peer-reviewed) literature

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Reflective Writing
Small and Large Group Discussion
Low-Stakes Writing Tasks
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: This module is assessed via class preparation and participation (10%), group presentation (25%), and four short writing tasks (65%) which are due at different points throughout the trimester. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1 Tues 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2 Tues 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 11:00 - 12:50