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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog THIS IS NOT THE CURRENT CATALOG. LINKS AND CONTENT ARE OUT OF DATE!

Master of Arts in Children's Literature (CHL)


Advisor: Annette Wannamaker, Ph.D.
612 Pray-Harrold
734.487.4220
awannamak@emich.edu

Objectives
The M.A. in Children’s Literature is designed to provide master’s level competency in all major areas of children’s literature, including folklore, mythology, literary theory, illustrated texts and multicultural children’s literature.

The degree is an appropriate choice for candidates who anticipate teaching on the elementary, middle, or junior high school levels, as well as special education teachers, reading specialists, librarians, authors and editors of children’s books. It also provides preparation for college teachers of children’s literature and for those who anticipate undertaking doctoral studies.

Program Requirements
A candidate completes a major of 21 hours in the department’s courses in children’s literature.

Elective Courses: 0-9 hours


Select additional children’s literature courses from the above list or appropriate courses in literature, writing, linguistics or thesis.

Cognate Courses: 0-6 hours


Select in consultation with the program coordinator.

Program Total: 30 hours


M.A. Examination


During the semester before graduation, a candidate is required to pass a written examination in children’s literature covering a broad spectrum of periods, genres and critical theory. A new list of works is posted each September.

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: English Language and Literature


The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.