(SIMS Code: 112108)
The certificate in children’s literature allows students to benefit from programming and curriculum offered by SDSU’s National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. Designed for students interested in editing and publishing, education, graduate study, library studies, and writing, the certificate provides specialized study in children’s and young adult literature.
Certificate courses examine formal and critical shifts that have occurred over the course of the history of children’s literature, introduce theoretical developments, and survey the history of literature for children and young adults. Students gain broad and rigorous training in the analysis, interpretation, critique, and appreciation of diverse forms of children’s/young adult literature, which may broaden professional and academic opportunities.
Under certain circumstances a maximum of six units of transfer credit may count toward the certificate. Such courses must be evaluated and approved by the certificate adviser. A maximum of six units in the certificate may count toward the major in English or the major in comparative literature but may not count toward the minor in English, the minor in comparative literature, or the minor in children’s literature. Students should consult with the certificate adviser to develop an individualized program of study.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better must be maintained in certificate coursework, with no less than a grade of C (2.0) in any course.