Minor in Comics Studies

Comics Studies has come to SF State!

We graduated our first Five Students with the Minor this May! 












See interviews with Nick Sousanis about the program in SF State News and in the Golden Gate Xpress.

Fall 2018 Offerings

HUM 325 Comics and Culture M/W 12:30-1:45 (Sousanis)
LS 304 Making Comics M 4-645 (Sousanis)
* NEW CLASS HUM 540 Topics in Comics: Underground Comix - Thursdays 4-6:45 (Tyler Cohen) *
WGS 580 Feminism and the Speculative: Another World is Possible Thursday 4-6:45 (Kenney)

We're excited to have a NEW course Fall 2018!

HUM 540 Topics in Comics Deep examination of a particular genre, time period, region, or emphasis within the comics medium. Focus on primary and theoretical/contextual readings, and will include opportunities to make as well as reflect on comics. This section will focus on: San Francisco Underground--Comix with an "X" San Francisco was the birthplace of Underground Comix, Wimmen's Comix, & Gay Comix. This class will introduce students to this rich creative legacy, with history/herstory/theirstory, critique and creation, as well as consider how this legacy influenced today's medium. This will be taught by local award-winning cartoonist Tyler Cohen! 

** Coming Spring 2019 Topics in Comics will have 2 NEW offerings: Manga & Afrofuturism in Comics. Stay Tuned! 

Core requirement (3 units)

HUM 325 Comics and Culture

Electives (9 units)

Select three courses from the following:

LS 304 Making Comics
HIST 304 Teaching History with Comics
LS 604 Advanced Comics Making
HUM 540 Topics in Comics
WGS 580 Feminism & the Speculative: Another World is Possible *Must request permission to count towards minor
ENG 300/CW 501 Graphic Memoir and Biography
Also, LS426 Thought & Image is currently counting towards the minor

More courses and announcements coming soon...


Drop a line to Nick Sousanis at sousanis@sfsu.edu

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