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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 54301
Genre Fiction as Literature:
Young Adult Literature

Instructor: Nicole McInnes

Class Type: Literature 

Course Description:

In this course (which is open to experienced readers and writers of young adult fiction as well as to those new to the category or somewhere in between), we will focus on reading, analyzing and discussing current works by authors who have achieved significant popularity among readers and reviewers. The four selections encompass the following YA categories: Historical YA, (Light) Horror & Suspense YA, Fantasy/Speculative YA and Contemporary/Sci-Fi YA.


Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
ISBN: 9780142423622

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
ISBN: 9780147514080

The Anatomy of Curiosity
Author: Yovanoff, Gratton, Stiefvater
ISBN: 9781467723985

They Both Die at the End
Author: Adam Silvera
ISBN: 9780062457790

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301