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ENGL 147
Comic Books and Graphic Novels


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examines a variety of forms of drawn literature, including comics, graphic novels, autobiography, as well as less traditional narratives. Primary focus of the coruse is on critical acclaimed graphic novels. Formerly LIT 147.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the styles and conventions of comics from various authors, traditions, genres and cultures.
  • Decode comics of varying degrees of complexity by applying the reading conventions that have grown up around the medium in various cultures.
  • Experiment with new conventions through creative projects or written essays.
  • Apply literary terms and concepts to analyze how they work in comics similarly to and differently from traditional texts.
  • Interpret comics from various authors,cultures, and traditions to derive meaning or themes.
  • Evaluate the interpretations of others by comparing them back to the text.
  • Distinguish their own world view from the theme of a comic.

  • Course Topics
  • Literary interpretation
  • The Comic Strip
  • Autobiography
  • Graphic classics
  • Global graphic fiction
  • Drawn literature and film

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 147
    Winter 2010
    1433
    David Owens


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.