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EL2047 - Children's Literature

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

By studying the intellectual background to literature designed for children from the advice books of the early eighteenth century to the marketing phenomena of our own time, and by classroom discussion and written work on the set texts, this subject will inform students about a key area for understanding both children and adults varying attitudes towards them. It will introduce students to the changing institution of childrens literature over time, in particular in the Romantic, Victorian, Edwardian and late twentieth century periods. Topics to be addressed will include picture books, fairy tales, animal stories, colonial literature for children, childrens verse, realistic fiction for young adults and the publishing megastars of the modern era.

Learning Outcomes

  • to broaden and intensify the literary-critical skills and understanding attained by students at earlier levels, particularly where essay-writing and classroom discussion are concerned;
  • to develop an understanding of the historical, philosophical, social and ideological backgrounds to literature for children in the English-speaking world;
  • to attain a full and close literary-critical understanding of the particular set texts, transferable to other similar writings when encountered.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EL3047 EL5047

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Ms Tania Honey, Ms Elaine Charlton, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Ms Tania Honey, Ms Elaine Charlton, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
Lecturers: Dr Dosha Reichardt, Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Ms Tania Honey, Ms Elaine Charlton, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (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.