Degree Requirements

The course work will be selected in consultation with the supervisory committee to support the multi-disciplinary nature of the program. Six credits of course work may be taken at the 300 or 400 level; the remainder must be at the 500 level.

A three-credit course is a single term course. A six-credit credit is two terms.

Of the 24 credits of course work, nine credits are from required courses, including at least six credits at the 500 (graduate) level. The required courses are chosen from:

  • Three credits (Historical Overview) chosen from the following: LIBR 520, LIBR 521, ENGL 468A, LLED 441
  • Three credits (Contemporary Children’s/Young Adult Literature) chosen from the following: LLED 540, LLED 541, LIBR 520, LIBR 521, LIBR 526, LLED 442, LLED 449
  • Three credits (Research Methodology) chosen from the following: EDUC 500

The remaining 15 credits of course work may be selected from the wide range of offerings available in the departments of English, French, Language and Literacy Education, the Creative Writing Program, and the School of Information; from relevant courses, with the Chair’s approval, offered elsewhere at UBC; and from approved courses offered by other institutions. Subjects can also be pursued under Directed Readings.

A maximum of 12 credits earned in courses germane to children’s literature, no more than five years prior to entry into the program, may be transferred, if approved, from another institution or another program at UBC. Transfer credit will not be accepted for a course that has been applied to another degree.

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