Comics Studies Immersion

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In the comics studies immersion, students explore the history of cartooning, comics, sequential art, and visual storytelling. Students will learn about and analyze the history of the comics medium, the distinct formal qualities of sequential art, the relations between comics and other popular media forms, and how comics remain a vibrant contemporary cultural form.

Notes about this immersion:

  • Students are required to complete at least one course at the 300-level or above as part of the immersion.

Curriculum for Comics Studies Immersion

Required Courses
   SOIS-242    Comics: Image & Text in Popular Culture
Choose one of the following:
   ENGL-314    Ethics in the Graphic Memoir
   ENGL-421    The Graphic Novel
   SOIS-342    Global Comics
   SOIS-344    Popular Genre Studies in Comics and Related Media
   SOIS-542    Art Comics
   ARTH-556    Art Comics
Choose one of the following:*
   ARTH-392    Theory and Criticism of 20th Century Art
   ARTH-521    The Image
   COMM-341    Visual Communication
   ENGL-318    Popular Literature
   ENGL-373    Media Adaptation
   FNRT-376    Visual Culture Theory
   FNRT-388    Gender and Contemporary Art
   MLFR-151    Film, Comics, and French Culture
   PRFL-330    Performing Identity in Popular Media

* The remaining course can be selected from the list of approved courses in the immersion below, or may include a third course from the list above.