Undergraduate Program

Why Study Comic and Cartoon Studies?

This interdisciplinary minor in comics and cartoon studies presents students with an international, historical, and critical perspective on the art of comics, from editorial cartoons to comic books to graphic novels.


Minor in Comics and Cartoon Studies

In taking courses for this minor, students will be required to think beyond accustomed disciplinary boundaries and to analyze and experiment with the interaction of visual and linguistic systems of meaning.


Bella Cherise Gorichar

 

“Since joining the Comics and Cartoon Studies program, I have taken an assortment of classes with varying approaches to reading, analyzing, creating, and overall storytelling using the comics medium. From historical and political uses of cartoons to modern graphic memoirs and digital comics, the range of media I have encountered has not only helped expand my general knowledge of art, writing, and culture but has challenged me to rethink what effective, inclusive, communicative language and art mean in such a visually oriented and attentive age. The program has really helped me feel confident in my writing, communication, and critical thinking skills I know will aid me in whatever my future career requires of me.”

—Bella Cherise Gorichar, BA in English and Psychology, Minor in Comics Studies


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Real-World Experience

We have been able to offer summer internships at Milkfed Criminal Masterminds in the past, and we often find opportunities for individual students to help us with exhibitions, such as the Art of the News Exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Hands-on Learning


Students on campus

What can you do with a minor in Comic and Cartoon Studies?

A minor in Comic and Cartoon Studies can elevate your work in many fields, from advertising and animation to education and journalism. Learn about possible careers and hear from alumni.

Explore Careers


Advising and Academic Support

We are housed within the Department of English. As such, multiple advisors are there to help students as they navigate the minor. Schedule an appointment with a faculty or peer advisor, find important forms and get answers.


Scholarships & Funding

The College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of English in which we are housed, offer multiple opportunities to help fund student’s time at the UO. Explore the options available to you.


Events

Physical Chemistry Seminar
Feb26
Physical Chemistry Seminar Feb 26 Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging"
Feb26
Tony Chambers Seminar: "Toward a Culture of Student Flourishing and Belonging" Feb 26 Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty
Feb27
A Cinematic Exploration Black Community and Poverty Feb 27 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History"
Feb27
Pierson Lecture: "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion in American History" Feb 27 McKenzie Hall
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born"
Feb27
Propaganda: Fascism and Neo-Fascism Lecture Series: "Where Monsters are Born" Feb 27 Knight Library
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: Ramanita Hairston
Feb27
African American Workshop and Lecture Series: Ramanita Hairston Feb 27 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
Feb28
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
Feb28
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Feb 28 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature"
Feb29
Book Launch & Discussion - "Coloring into Existence: Queer of Color Worldmaking in Children’s Literature" Feb 29 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group
Feb29
¡Juntos! Latinx Support Group Feb 29 Carson Hall, Ramey Room

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