Literature 155

LIT. 155 The Graphic Novel

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Course Description

Study of the history, structure, and content of the graphic novel, or comic book, a narrative form that blends literary and visual components. Includes analysis of primary sources and graphic novel criticism that explores the genre's cultural impact. Topics also may include fan culture, particular genres of comics, and connections between comics and other forms of visual text. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

Units: 3

Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or P/NP)

  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended: None

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.