Childrens Literature

MAJOR

Overview

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.

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UnitSetCode

MJ-A000063 (major)

MN-A000063 (minor)

Campuses

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

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Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Children's Literature select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Children's Literature select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

  • Literature for Children and Young Adults ALL153
  • Power Politics and Texts for Young People ALL154
  • Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

  • The Golden Age in Children's Literature ALL228
  • Re-Imagining Literature for Young People ALL230
  • Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

  • Gender, Sexuality and Texts for Young People ALL326
  • Children's literature around the world ALL350
  • Complete 2 units selected from:

  • Shakespeare Today ALL275
  • Fantasy Literature ALL255
  • Gender, Sex and Literature ALL256
  • Writing for Young People ALW252
  • Classics and Trash ALL376
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