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EL2047 - Children's Literature

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Internal (Townsville and Cairns) External Frequency: Every year (Study Period 1)

Children's Literature is a study of literature and media for children and youth from the eighteenth century to the present era. Through subject learning experiences this subject will introduce and inform students about the literary, industrial and institutional influences on children's literature over time. Topics addressed include fairy tales, animal stories, and colonial literature for children, children's films, realist and fantasy fiction for children and young adults.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate appropriate and competent use of literary-critical skills in essay-writing and classroom discussion;
  • examine and competently discuss set texts and a range of other texts written for children by employing current approaches to the analysis of literature for children;
  • gain a knowledge and understanding of the historic context of the development of the main genres of childrens' and young adult literature including the literary, philosophical, and ideological backgrounds to these.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
EL3047 EL5047


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 22-Mar-2018
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours - 26hrs Online Lectures and 13hrs Online Activity
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial participation in on line discussion forum (20%); assignments (50%).

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.