French-speaking comic strip culture



French-speaking comic strip culture

First or second semester

6 credits


100% coursework


FREN2002 or equivalent



Hours per week:

2 hrs/week

Contact hours:

24 hours

Total learning hours:

120 hours

This course offers a broad introduction to comic strip culture in the French language, known as BD (bande dessinée). Students will learn about key aspects of its history, its various formats and its status in France, as well as in other French-speaking societies. In this process, students will become familiar with major authors, stories, and characters that have had an impact upon the consciousness of several generations of readers. Through a range of selected readings, the course will also focus on some of the important language features found in the BD and the links that can be established between the textual content and the drawings. The medium of discussion will be French, and the supporting material will be in French.


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Learning outcomes

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