Graphic Voices


INSTRUCTOR: Gretchen Scharnagl


SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Thursday, 1:00PM – 2:15PM

Course Description

FIU Honors College’s only Comic Book Class. This class creates a platform for silenced or squashed voices. It explores the value of the comic or graphic novel style of literature for communicating ideas and stories. Comic language is finally recognized as an important contemporary communication tool with many universities now having robust comic curriculum in both literature and art departments. We will begin our semester by reading from a rich selection of graphic novels. This class concludes with the creation of a printed comic book funded by the Graphic Voices Ignite Fundraiser. Trigger Warning: This class uses a form of expression that has historically addressed censored subjects and monitored histories, the class will not deviate from this valuable tradition.

(This class has no quizzes, no tests, no term papers.)
(You do not need to acquire more than two books for this class and many titles are in the Green Library.)