Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 19:44:25


Adolescent to Young Adult

Honors Course

5300 430

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


This paper examines the potential of incorporating more young adult literature into high school English and language arts classrooms. Drawing on past research of others and the thoughts and opinions of a handful of current high school students, this paper will focus on what young adult literature is, why more teens and young adults should read it, and how it can be incorporated and taught in the average high school English classroom. These studies, along with the thoughts and experiences provided by high school students surveyed for this paper, may not reflect the thoughts and opinions of every high school student taking part in their English classes, but they do provide valuable insight that current and future educators should take into consideration when entering their own classroom.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Harold Foster

First Reader

Dr. William Kist

Second Reader

Dr. Terri Gilmore Mason

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. William Visco



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