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
Comics: Image & Text in Popular Culture
Choose one of the following:
Ethics in the Graphic Memoir
The Graphic Novel
Popular Genre Studies in Comics and Related Media
Choose one of the following:*
Theory and Criticism of 20th Century Art
Visual Culture Theory
Gender and Contemporary Art
Film, Comics, and French Culture
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.