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Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA641

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Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature aims to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in the field of children's literature.  You will become familiar with a broad range of texts, taking account of variations of genre, the historical and cultural contexts in which children's texts are produced, and the ideological frameworks in which they are located.  The course will introduce you to contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of children's texts, so beyond the span of the course itself you will be equipped to read texts in a more informed and theoretically grounded manner.  

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature (A562)

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units;
  • 2 credit points of Children's Literature units selected from the specified list below
  • 4 credit points of electives selected from the remaining Children's Literature units and/or from the following disciplines

See Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A748) and Master of Communication (A747) for units available in the disciplines above.

 

Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.  

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Course structure

Core units


Trimester 1

ALL702 Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches   


Trimester 2

ALL743 Narrative Theory and Children's Literature  


Electives


Trimester 1

ALL701 Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary  *

ALL721 Driven to Write  


Trimester 2

ALL708 The Picture Book: Reading and Writing  

ALL722 Texts for Young Adults  

 

* ALL701 was previously titled: Origins in Children's Literature


 

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