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Comparative Literature (COLT)
313 Villard, 541-346-0934
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  COLT 370   Comparative Comics >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
Examines genre of narrative from a comparative and global standpoint, reviewing the impact of comics and other visual media on questions of national, regional, and ethnic identity. Offered alternate years.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Reid-Olds TE-mail Office:   310 VIllard Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-0934
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Course Description
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  40657 7 30 1200-1350 mtwr
260 CON Reid-Olds T Additional Web Resources Available
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
August 22:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
August 23:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded)
August 24:   Last day to change to or from audit
August 24:   Add this course
August 24:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
August 28:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
August 30:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
September 7:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
September 7:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
COLT 370 will build on our pre-existing survey courses in visual culture by focusing attention on a specific genre (e.g. graphic narrative or "comics") and developing critical awareness of national, regional and ethnic differences in the way this genre is expressed. In this course, students will examine the genre comparatively: on the one hand, they will compare graphic narratives from around the world; on the other hand, they will also compare the genre of graphic narrative to other, related genres in visual culture (like film, photography, political cartoon). The "comparative" aspect of COLT 370 is thus both international and generic.

Given its broad scope and introductory nature, COLT 370 satisfies the Arts & Letters requirement. Like our other Group Satisfying courses at the 300-level, COLT 370 introduces students to some of the theoretical paradigms that define the discipline of comparative literature. Because it helps students develop a critical awareness of the socio-political uses and artistic/formal emergence of culture in a global context, the course promotes cultural pluralism, instilling an appreciation of the heterogeneity of worldviews in our global community. For this reason, COLT 370 also satisfies the Identity, Pluralism, and Tolerance (IP) multicultural requirement.

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