EAC725 - The Graphic Novel

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Subject Title
The Graphic Novel

Subject Description
This subject explores the relatively recent development of the graphic novel, focusing on the elements of comic book history, popular comic genres, audience and readership. Students examine these novels in context of their social importance, discussing such topics as realism, politics and gender. This subject supports the following themes: Arts in Society; Social & Cultural Understanding.
Prerequisite: EAC150 or equivalent.

Credit Status
General Education - Literature credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Critically analyze the required readings in context of their social and cultural impact.
2. Discuss specific themes that are unique and inherent in this literary genre.
3. Examine the social and historical issues associated with some of the specific concepts examined in the assigned novels.
4. Analyze characters, plots, sub-plots, and setting in order to determine the success of the author's intent.
5. Identify the influence of the the graphic novel in modern urban society and culture.
6. Research, plan and structure effective critical papers, including accurate documentation of primary/secondary sources at the post-secondary level

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