Course Description

This course is designed for those who are interested in the particular considerations of publishing books for children. Through a combination of lectures, class discussion, and assignments, the following aspects are covered: different kinds of children's books, from board books to novels; working with authors and illustrators; the special design and production requirements of children's books; marketing books for young people; and issues such as censorship and sexism.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

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May 06, 2024 to Jun 21, 2024
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $524.55
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00
International Fee non-credit $0.00