English - children's literature (Bachelor of Arts)



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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Unit set code

MJ-A310008 (major)

MN-A310008 (minor)


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

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  • To complete a Major sequence in English - Children's Literature select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in English - Children's Literature students must complete 4 credit points including ALL153 or ALL154 plus ALL228, ALL230, ALL326

Complete 5 units from:

  • Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Critical Issues in Children's Literature
  • The Golden Age: Child, Nature, Empire
  • Adapting Children's Texts Across Media
  • Gender, Sexuality and Texts for Young People
  • Plus 2 units selected from:

  • Writing Modern Worlds
  • Fantasy Literature
  • Gender, Sex and Literature
  • Plus 1 unit selected from:

  • Classics and Trash
  • Writing and Publishing for Young People