LIT124 Children's Literature (8)

Drawing on a broad range of examples, LIT124 focuses on narrative in nursery rhymes, games, fables, myths and legends, through fairy tales, to poetry and drama - and on what happens when such narratives are written down, visualised and adapted to the digital space. Issues addressed include literary and cultural contexts, age-appropriateness and evolving concepts of the child and of a literature specifically for children.



Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT124. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

Although not a prerequisite, some experience in observing children will be an advantage.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss some of the significant scholarship in the field of children's literature;
  • be able to demonstrate a critical approach to a range of children's texts;
  • be able to analyse texts written or produced for children from a range of positions; and
  • be able to describe selected texts produced for children.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The subject works according to the age of the child from nursery rhymes, games, fables, myths and legends, through fairy tales, to poetry and drama

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT124 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Essay plan
Final essay

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.