AMS 5 Comics, Power and Society (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to social science using comic books, graphic novels, and related media illustrating central social science concepts. Examination of power, powerlessness, and superpower. The impact on past and present American society of comic books, graphic novels, cartoons, and animation as artistic expression and representation of socio-political issues.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Utilize comic book/graphic novel texts to illustrate social science principles.
- Outcome 2: Integrate social science methods into the reading of comic book/graphic novel texts, particularly on the variable of power.
- Outcome 3: Describe and appraise the role of power and powerlessness in society and politics as represented, including applying the device of superpowers.
- Outcome 4: Evaluate the basic perspectives of social science disciplines through basic social science approaches and methodologies and their interpretation of comics as cultural artifacts and socio-political texts.
- Outcome 5: Distinguish the role of the comic book and related media as forms of artistic and literary expression of social, cultural, and political issues and idea in U.S. historyand the present, and in comparison with other societies, such as Japan.