Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels

Overview of the current state of adult graphic novels with some teen crossover. This class will include and overview of what makes a graphic novel, graphic novel history and assessing what makes a well-rounded graphic novel collection. In addition, students will learn about intellectual freedom challenges to this medium and examine graphic novels from several different categories: Marvel/DC, gamechangers, classics, non-fiction/memoir and new/recommended (core collection lists to be provided upon class start date).

Class Name Graphic Novels
Host School San Jose State University
Class Identifier INFO 281
Credit Value 1 Credit Hours
Faculty Morgan Pershing
Course Tool (Online)
Class Description Overview of the current state of adult graphic novels with some teen crossover. This class will include and overview of what makes a graphic novel, graphic novel history and assessing what makes a well-rounded graphic novel collection. In addition, students will learn about intellectual freedom challenges to this medium and examine graphic novels from several different categories: Marvel/DC, gamechangers, classics, non-fiction/memoir and new/recommended (core collection lists to be provided upon class start date).
Class Disclaimer 1 unit class. The workload expectation for this class is approximately nine hours per week during the four weeks the class runs. Students must meet the school's home computing and technology literacy prerequisites. See http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/technology-support/home-computing-environment
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date June 5th, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day May 22nd, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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