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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 353                                    
Course Title: Comic Books and Graphic Novels: Investigating a Literary Medium
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course interrogates comic books and graphic novel as a literary medium. The class investigates the dominant genres in graphic narrative: super-hero tales, historical reportage, autobiography, and postmodern narratives. Students will become acquainted with the specific vocabulary of graphic narratives-- a linguistic and visual mode of storytelling related to, but distinct from, the language of cinema, the editorial, and the novel.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; and any 200-level LIT course or HJS 250
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: