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Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature aims to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in the field of children's literature. You will become familiar with a broad range of texts, taking account of variations of genre, the historical and cultural contexts in which children's texts are produced, and the ideological frameworks in which they are located. The course will introduce you to contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of children's texts, so beyond the span of the course itself you will be equipped to read texts in a more informed and theoretically grounded manner.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature applicants require: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    *Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

    Career opportunities
    These courses are designed to provide training and qualifications in children's literature for graduates who wish to extend and develop their knowledge of the field of children's literature; teachers and librarians who are currently working in the area of children's literature in primary or secondary school settings, or who wish to specialise in children's literature; professionals working in fields associated with children's literature, such as publishing, retail and promotional activities; and primary and secondary teachers who wish to upgrade their qualifications.


    Course rules
    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

        * 2 credit points of compulsory core units;
        * 2 credit points of Children's Literature units selected from the specified list below
        * 4 credit points of electives selected from the remaining Children's Literature units and/or from the following disciplines

    Advertising
    Children's Literature
    Journalism
    Literary Studies
    Media and Communication
    Professional Writing
    Public Relations

    See Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A748) and Master of Communication (A747) for units available in the disciplines above.

     

    Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript. 


    Course structure
    Core units


    Trimester 1

    ALL702 Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches  


    Trimester 2

    ALL743 Narrative Theory and Children's Literature 


    Electives


    Trimester 1

    ALL701 Origins in Children's Literature 

    ALL707 New Media Texts for Children 

    ALL721 Driven to Write 


    Trimester 2

    ALL708 The Picture Book: Reading and Writing 

    ALL722 Texts for Young Adults 


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific

    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature applicants require:

        * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
        * qualifications deemed to be equivalent.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Applications for advanced standing will be considered depending on the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

    The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Children’s Literature and the Masters of Arts (Writing and Literature) comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Children’s Literature will lead to admission into either the Graduate Diploma of Children’s Literature or the Master Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 4 credit points of advanced standing. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Children’s Literature or equivalent will lead to admission into the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 8 credit points of advanced standing.

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