Bachelor of Arts

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English - Childrens Literature

Unit set code

MJ-A310008 (major)

MN-A310008 (minor)


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


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.


  • 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:

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

ALL154Critical Issues in Children's Literature

ALL228The Golden Age: Child, Nature, Empire

ALL230Adapting Children's Texts Across Media

ALL326Gender, Sexuality and Texts for Young People

Plus 2 units selected from:

ALL202Writing Modern Worlds

ALL255Fantasy Literature

ALL256Gender, Sex and Literature

Plus 1 unit selected from:

ALL376Classics and Trash

ALW352Writing and Publishing for Young People

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