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Children's Literature & Library Science

Children's Literature & Library Science

The Center for the Study of Children's Literature (CSCL) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) team up to offer a 58-60 credit dual degree program leading to a Master of Arts in Children's Literature and a Master of Science in Library Science. As children's literature has re-entered mainstream discussions of both adult's and young people's reading, librarians, teachers, booksellers, and publishers are becoming more interested in critical and pragmatic discussions of this diverse and growing body of texts. CSLC coursework provides rigorous, critical study of children's literature. GSLIS offers specialized literature and services courses to students interested in increasing their familiarity with these materials with an eye towards professional youth services in libraries. While both graduate programs reference the same literary history and body of material, each offers distinct perspectives and methodologies.