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Writing for Children and Young Adults

Undergraduate | GRF-CWR213 | 2024

Explore the blurred boundaries between children’s and young adult fiction. Sift through nursery rhymes, folk tales and fantasy fiction. Spot recurring themes like gender and sub-cultures. Experiment while creating fiction for your own folio.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
27 Oct 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
4 Nov 2024

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Writing for Children and Young Adults

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. demonstrate familiarity with current and past contexts for writing for children and adolescents in Australia and internationally
    2. analyse and discuss trends, issues, literary concerns and developmental influences on children's and young adults’ publishing in Australia
    3. engage with the content of the subject through written skills, ie. in academic essay genre or in creative response and exegesis forms
    4. display critical judgment through reading and group discussion, eg. in an online discussion group based on subject readings.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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