May 29, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 2616 - Superheroes in the Classroom


This course engages students with the transmedial genre of superheroes, which has become one the most influential genres in film, television, video games, toys, and of course comics—not to mention the cultural artifacts that are associated with its iconography. Through an examination of the genre’s origins and history, its economic and aesthetic aspects, and the ideological issues that surround its narratives—including representational dynamics of race, class, gender, sexuality and other vectors of identity—students in this course will become more critically aware consumers of popular culture media.

 

When Offered: summer term annually



Credit Hours: 4



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