Gender Through Comic Books

Ball State University

Apr 1, 2013 to May 19, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free

Enrollment Closed

Full course description

Gender Through Comics: A Super MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) coming Spring 2013 that examines how comic books can be used to explore questions of gender identity, stereotypes, and roles. This highly engaging learning experience is designed for college-age and lifelong learners.

The course, led by Christina Blanch of Ball State University, uses a study of comic books incorporating highly interactive video lectures, online discussions between students, and real-time socially driven interviews. Interviews with the comic industry's biggest names such as Terry Moore, Brian K Vaughan, Mark Waid, as well as others address questions of gender representations and constructions involving both men and women.

To purchase the required materials for this course, please visit the Comixology page for Gender and Comic Books.

View a video teaser about Gender Through Comic Books