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IS 390 RGS - Special Topics Info Studies - Race, Gender, Sex in Comics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of scientific or social science knowledge; computer-mediated communication; and computer-supported cooperative work. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

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All in the Gutter: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Comics: This course is a critical, historical, scholarly exploration of US comics engagement with race, gender, and sexuality. Reading comics from a range of genres and formats from the past 150 years, we will consider 1) how comics have affirmed and challenged social and cultural norms, 2) changing visual, textual, authorial, and publishing conventions for comics engaging with race, gender, and sexuality, and 3) the ways visual culture problematizes the representation and circulation of complex identities. This course will count as GenEds for iSchool students (other students should confirm with their college): Humanities & the Arts and also Cultural Studies: U.S. Minority Cultures.Restricted to students in the Campus Honors Program. If seats remain the week before school, iSchool students may email ischool-is@illinois.edu to inquire about availability (we will not review requests until this time)

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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