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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 1080 - Superheroes: A Modern Mythology

Credits: 4
This course will explore the origins of superheroes in comic books and examine how the superhero has escaped the confines of a trivialized medium to replace traditional heroes in American culture. How do superheroes reflect older mythologies but also respond to the needs and interests of modern society? We will consider not only printed comics but also new expressions of the characters in other areas, such as television, film, and digital media.
Fulfills: AL in LS Core
Three hours a week.