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ETHS 113
Comics and Politics: Visual Culture, Power, and Ideology
Spring

Graphic narratives and the interactions of text and image in sequential art are the focus of this course. We will pursue questions regarding power and ideology in the construction of race, gender, and sexuality as produced in visual texts. We will investigate the role of signification and language as well as the choices made in framing and panels to better understand the production of meaning in this genre. With particular attention to work created by artists of color, we will gain insight concerning the fundamentals of visual narratives and storytelling.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Staff

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ETHS 156

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Multicultural Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis, Race, Gender & Power, Written & Oral Comm II

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Last Updated: 6/23/17