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Allegheny College    
  Jan 23, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Bulletin

ART 112 - Comics: Words and Images

Credits: 4
An investigation of comic book culture, its origins, evolution, and contemporary practices. To understand the cultural legacy of the comics, students learn the background of European and Asian influences. Topics include the development of the comic strip during the early 20th century, the creation of the comic book, the range of genres in comic books, the influence of the international and underground comix movements, the rise of alternative comics, and the emergence of the graphic novel. Students study the diverse structure, symbolism, and imagery of the sequential pictorial narrative form. The class consists of slide lectures, weekly reading assignments, discussions, in-class reports, and group projects.

Distribution Requirements: HE, IP.