ENGL 787 (M1) - English Major Seminar

English Major Seminar

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 12838
This Capstone course offers you an opportunity to study a specialized topic in depth in a seminar format. Enrollment is limited to 15 so that you can take active part in discussion and work closely with the instructor on a research project. Topics vary from semester to semester. Recent topics include Tragedy, Comedy, American Women Poets, Medicine in Literature, and Feminist Print Culture. May be repeated for credit, barring duplication of topic. For details see semester specific course descriptions available in the English Department.
Section Comments: Course Title: The Other Voices of Comic Books
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 419 with minimum grade of B
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 787R
Cross listed with : ENGL 800.M1
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Susanne Paterson

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 T 9:10am - 12:00pm PANDRA P531
Additional Course Details: 

From the medium's origin in the Early 20th century's interwar years, comic books have allowed minority and under-represented communities to make their voices heard and their stories told. Starting with the 1938 debut of Superman - a literal alien adopted by prototypical heartland Americans - immigrants, religious and ethnic minorities, and women have found colorful and fantastical ways to share their experiences. This course will explore the creative expression of some of those other voices of comic books.

English 787, English Major Seminar: The Other Voices of Comic Books is a Writing Intensive course that fulfills part of the Capstone requirement (as well as the “Poetics” requirement) for the Literary Studies option within the English Studies major. At UNH Manchester, it also fulfills the diversity requirement for the B.A. in English Teaching. Prerequisite: English 419, or instructor’s permission.

Although the course is titled “English Major Seminar,” students from other majors are very welcome and may find the subject matter of interest (please note the “instructor’s permission” option).

English 787 may be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 8 credits, provided that the content is not significantly duplicated.