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WRIT 355 Writing Children's Literature

This class offers an introduction to writing children's literature in the genres of picture book, fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a workshop environment. Students examine works of guest authors and critique both published and student writings. Through activities and assignments, students have the opportunity to develop the unique craft and vision required to write quality children's literature. This course may be repeated for credit.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective January 25, 2000 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • close reading of a variety of texts in the genres of picture book, fiction, nonfiction and poetry;
  • writing, revising and editing for a specific audience, purpose and situation;
  • thinking critically and strategically;
  • knowledge of and ability to apply a process of research, writing and revision to designing, writing, revising and submitting a proposal for a book as well as the contents for the book.