Comics and the Drawn Environment


Environmental Science & Forestry

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    Summer 2024
  • Instructor
    Jon Cairns
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An introduction to the medium and tools of comics storytelling focusing on the environment and environmental issues. Students will read a wide range of comics and relevant academic scholarship to explore the creative possibilities of this storytelling medium. The course will cover topics such as the history of, and how to read comics, comics as an environmental communication device, and the unique ways in which environments are constructed within the medium. In addition, students will have an option to create narratives through their own short-form comics or focus on written assessment only. No artistic ability is required to succeed in this course. Textbook: McCloud, Scott. 1994. Understanding Comics. New York, NY: Harper Perennial. ISBN: 978-0-06-097625-5
Course Area: Environmental Sciences
Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
Dates: 07-08-2024 - 08-16-2024
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Instructor: Jon Cairns
Local Course ID: 24SU_ESF_EST296_1
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