Critical Writing Seminar in English: Comic Art
The term "Comic Art" today encompasses many types of expression with one thing in common: words and pictures working together to tell a story. For more than a hundred years, comic art has been used to tell jokes, weave tales of fantasy and adventure, make political and social commentary, and much more. This seminar is an inquiry into what defines comic art, how it functions, and what modern audiences can derive from it. To do this, we will read examples of comic art in many genres. Like all writing seminars, the course requires students to learn the basic forms of rhetorical expression in critical writing through short essay exercises and a longer argumentative essay. Students will write frequently and collaboratively, peer review the work of others, and prepare a portfolio of their best work.
Fulfills the Writing Requirement for CAS, WH, EAS, NUR. Does not count toward the writing requirement for LPS.