Comics Studies Minor

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Overview

In the comics studies minor, students will study the history of cartooning, comics, sequential art, and visual storytelling, and the practice making comics and cartoon art.

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).

Curriculum for Comics Studies Minor

Course
Required Courses
   SOIS-242    Comics: Image & Text in Popular Culture
Choose one of the following courses:
   ENGL-314    Ethics in Graphic Memoir
   ENGL-421    The Graphic Novel
   SOIS-342    Global Comics
   SOIS-344    Popular Genre Studies in Comics and Related Media
   SOIS-542    Arts Comics
   ARTH-556    Arts Comics
Electives*
Choose three of the following courses:
   ARTH-392    Theory And Criticism of 20th Century Art
   ARTH-521    The Image
   COMM-341    Visual Communication
   ENGL-211    Introduction to Creative Writing
   ENGL-275    Storytelling
   ENGL-318    Popular Literature
   ENGL-373    Media Adaptation
   ENGL-375    Storytelling Across Media
   ENGL-377    Transmedia Storyworlds
   ENGL-386    World Building Workshop
   ENGL-390    Creative Writing Workshop
   FNRT-224    History & Theory of Exhibitions
   FNRT-354    Exhibition Design
   FNRT-376    Visual Culture Theory
   FNRT-388    Gender and Contemporary Art
   GRDE-106    Graphic Design Studio I
   GRDE-107    Motion Design
   GRDE-201    Typography I
   GRDE-202    Graphic Design Studio II
   GRDE-206    Typography II
   IDEA-216    Calligraphy
   IDEA-221    Design for Non-Majors I
   IDEA-222    Design for Non-Majors II
   IDEA-251    Visual Storytelling for the Graphic Novel
   IGME-119    2D Animation and Asset Production
   ILLS-213    Illustration I
   ILLS-219    Digital Illustration I
   ILLS-313    Illustration II
   ILLS-319    Digital Illustration II
   ILLS-461    Illustration History
   ILLS-465    Book Illustration
   ILLS-468    Fantastic Illustration
   ILLS-472    Sketchbook Illustration
   ILLS-477    Caricature Illustration
   ILLS-482    Political Cartooning
   ITDI-211    Drawing for Non-Majors
   ITDI-226    Creating Artist Books
   ITDI-231    Introduction to Cartooning
   ITDI-233    Typeface Design
   ITDI-236    Figure Drawing
   ITDI-248    Sketchbook Artists Designers
   ITDI-311    Advanced Drawing
   ITDI-366    Letterpress Design
   MLFR-151    Film, Comics, and French Culture
PRFL-330/ WGST-330    Performing Identity in Popular Media
   SOFA-108    Drawing for Animation
   SOFA-218    Concept and Character Design
   SOFA-228    Animation Scriptwriting and Storyboard
   SOFA-541    History and Aesthetics of Animation
   SOIS-105    Making Comics
   SOIS-444    Comics in the Archive
   STAR-468    Letterpress Printmaking

* At least one course must be taken at the 300-level or above.