Bachelor of Arts

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Childrens Literature


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only


Deakin is a world leader in children’s and young people’s literature and has developed a full major in the Bachelor of Arts in this growing field. Discover major trends in children’s texts across a range of media, and how stories for young people reflect and challenge the values of their time. This study area caters to students who are interested in children’s literature as a prominent domain of literary production and is of particular relevance to those who intend to work with children and young people as primary or secondary teachers and librarians, and those who wish to produce texts for young people.


Complete the following 6 credit points:

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

ALL228The Golden Age in Children's Literature

ALL230Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

ALL326Material Girls, Material Boys

ALL350Travelling Ideas and Transnational Children's Literature

Complete 2 credit points from the following:

ALL275Shakespeare Today

ALL255Fantasy Literature

ALL256Gender, Sex and Literature

ALW252Writing for Young People

ALL376Classics and Trash

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