|Effective: Summer 2014|
|ENGL 24||UNMASKING COMICS: THE DAWN OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL||4 Unit(s)|
|Advisory: Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 25 & ESLL 249.|
|Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass|
|FHGE: Humanities Transferable: CSU/UC|
|4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)|
|Introduction to the history of graphic communication, emphasizing the burgeoning and dynamic form of contemporary graphic narrative: from memoir writing, to crime fiction, to the superhero, to socio-political writing. Explore how the history and evolution of this distinct literary genre has made it a relevant form of expression for artists and writers across the world and how reading comics challenges traditional modes of reading. Because this form of storytelling is used by artists all over the world to express the human condition and specific socio-cultural insight, the course inspires world-wide cross cultural awareness.|
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|The student will be able to: |
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|Access to internet when offered online. |
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|Representative Text(s) -|
|Wolk, Douglass. Reading Comics; How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean. Cambridge: De Capo, 2007.McCloud, Scot. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. New York: Harper Collins, 1994. |
Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen. New York: DC Comics, 1986.
Spiegelman, Art, Maus: A Survivor's Tale. New York: Pantheon, 1996.
Auster, Paul City of Glass adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli. New York, Faber and Faber 2004.
Keiji, Nakazawa, Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 2006.
Bechdel, Allison. Fun Home: A Family Tragic Comic. New York: Mariner, 2006.
Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it still remains a seminal text in this area of study.
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|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|