IS 590CR Comics: Advising Child and Adult Readers

Comics--in forms including comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, and manga--represent an important cultural medium, which appeals to persons of all ages and is collected by many school, public, and academic libraries. This course introduces students to the comics medium, its history, and its cultural influences. Students will read a variety of comics and learn about materials and techniques key to providing reader's advisory in this medium. Although this course focuses on American comics, some readings and discussions will touch on this medium's international dimensions.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CRO
      Wed, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Carol Tilley
      8 weeks
      Credit hours

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).