LIT120 Comics as Literature

This course explores the history and development of comic books, graphic novels, and their sub genres, as literature. Students will examine comics’ role in western and international societies and cultures. Issues of youth/adult readership and literacy, race, gender, politics, and violent content will be examined. The comic books’ presence in popular culture, the Internet, art forms, and translation into movies and censorship will also be discussed. 


2 credits