The Spanish-Speaking World in Comics

This FIG is an introduction to the history and culture of the Spanish-Speaking World through the medium of the graphic novel, which students will learn to read and interpret as a form of cultural and artistic expression.

College Connections Faculty: David Wacks

To view Prof. Wacks' bio, please view his webpage under the Romance Languages department site: David Wacks

FIG Assistant: Graham Shepard


Summer Assignment

Read:  Stavans, Ilan and Lalo Alcaraz. Latino USA : A Cartoon History. 15th Anniversary Edition. New York: Basic Books, 2012. ISBN 978-0465082506

Answer the following questions in complete paragraphs made up of complete sentences (typed, 12pt, double spaced). Include a header with your name, course information, and date

1.   How did this book compare with your expectations after reading the title and looking at the cover?

2.   As a genre, what can the comic do that prose (words only) cannot?

3.   What was the one thing you learned that most impressed you?

4.   If you could write a cartoon history about another subject, what would it be, and why?

If you are confused about how to format your document, you can use the following document to set it up correctly: Summer assignment format example

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.