Ontario College of Art & Design

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Graphic Novels
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10.0 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits) and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
A detailed look at book-length sequential art, this course will examine the history of comic book publishing and readership, including superhero, science-fiction, historical, and autobiographical forms, as well as various international types, such as manga or historietas. Also under consideration will be an exploration of how the terms "graphic novel," "comic book," and "popular culture" affect perceptions of the genre. How meaning is approached and understood when text and images are incorporated will be a central theme of the course.
Notes: ENGL 2B03 is strongly recommended in advance of 300 or 400 level ENGL Literature courses.
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:51 PM