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Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature
Deakin course code A562

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Course overview

The Graduate Certificate 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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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study comprising:
  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 2 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

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Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

ALL702 Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches   

Trimester 2

ALL743 Foundations in Narrative Theory  


Trimester 1

ALL701 Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary  *

ALL721 Writing Fiction for Young Adults  

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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