The Children’s Literature certificate program offers a multi-disciplinary course of concentrated study in literature for children and adolescence that should be attractive to students in a variety of majors.The certificate may be earned with the successful completion of eighteen credits of designated coursework and the signed approval of the director of the certificate program. Completion of the certificate program provides students with advantages in both employment and graduate study.
The following courses will be required:
|ENGLIT 1640||Literature for Children|
|ENGLIT 1647||Literature for Adolescents|
|ENGLIT 1645||Critical Approaches to Children's Literature|
Students, in consultation with the director of the certificate program, will choose three courses from the following:
|CLASS 0030||Mythology in the Ancient World|
|CLASS 1130||Classical Mythology and Literature|
|COMMRC 1146||Intercultural Communication|
|ENGLIT 1552||History of the English Language|
|ENGLIT 1572||Fantasy and Romance|
|ENGLIT 1649||Topics in Children's Literature|
|ENGCMP 1150||Grammar and Copy-editing|
|ENGWRT 1089||The Creative Process|
|ENGWRT 1060||Writing for Children and Young Adults|
|HIST 1005||Special Topics in History: History of American Childhood|
|PSY 0310||Developmental Psychology|
|PSY 0330||Experimental Child Psychology|
|PSY 0402||Experimental Learning|
|PSY 1001||Introduction to Educational Psychology|
Courses offered on other Pitt campuses may be substituted with the approval of the director. Related courses offered in a given term may also be substituted by consent of the director of the program.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all coures used to fulfill requirements for the Children's Literature certificate.