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Children's and Young Adult Literature

Children's and Young Adult Literature delves into the current theories and methodologies for analysing literature for children and young adults.

Discover the impact of children's and young adult literature on promoting diversity and social justice with our Postgraduate Certificate in Children's and Young Adult Literature (PGCert(CYAL)).

This 60-point programme delves into the current issues and theories in children’s and young adult literature, encompassing a vast range of national and international texts. You'll also have the chance to explore a topic of your own interest in-depth.

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
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Career opportunities

  • Publishing
  • Librarianship
  • Education

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
EDUCA591Research-based Inquiry: Informing Practice30.024B (Hamilton)
A supported project enabling students to identify and investigate a research question of interest, develop a report that includes implications for professional practice, and resource to disseminate to a relevant audience.
LLTED522Teaching Writers30.024A (Online)
This paper provides an opportunity for participants to build a professional community in which they critically consider theories, discourses, and experiences that influence writers and teachers of writing. This class layers conceptual and practical elements of writing and teaching writers, and participants are expected to develop d...
LLTED523The Joy and Disruption of Children's Literature30.024B (Online)
In this paper we engage with the depth and traditions of current scholarship in the field of children's literature using texts from a wide range of contexts. The course begins by covering a wide scope of current issues in children's literature and ends with an opportunity for students to gain deep knowledge of a topic of their choi...
WRITE546Creative Writing: Writing and Embodiment30.024A (Hamilton)
A writing-intensive paper focused on the ways in which 'embodiment' is key in generating vital characters, shaping dramatic narratives, and crafting resonant sentences aware of the sensory impact of language.

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