Major - Graphic Novels

ENGL 2077  Graphic Novels


Three credits of 1000 level ENGL (excluding ENGL 1501, ENGL 1502) or any 18 credits completed (excluding ENGL 1501, ENGL 1502, ENGL 2001, ENGL 2011)


ENGL 2616 if taken as Topic: Coming of Age in the Graphic Novel (16FW, 19FW, 20FW)


3 hours of lecture per week




Students study the contribution of contemporary graphic novels to the coming-of-age story and consider the ways comics adhere to, challenge, and reimagine the coming-ofage narrative pattern. Students learn approaches to understanding and analyzing the relationship between text and image. By acquiring visual literacy and employing the skills of close reading and comparative analysis, students investigate representations of emerging adulthood.

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