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MLS 620 - Master of Liberal Studies Explorations
Spring 2021, Section 01

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000574 MLS 620 01 Master of Liberal Studies Explorations
01/11 - 05/03
10:00am - 12:00pm
4.0 Open Hill, Beverly
Nielsen, Suzanne
Remote Teaching No In-Person Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University

Meeting Details
1/11/2021 - 5/3/2021 Sa 10:00am - 12:00pm n/a Hill, Beverly
Nielsen, Suzanne

  • Online Participation Required First Week of Class.
  • Synchronous Completely Online; required meetings.
  • Note: Graduate students admitted to other Metro State programs may register for MLS 620, with the director's permission. See the Liberal Studies MA webpage for the director's contact information: This is a completely online course, not an independent study. Course has required weekly synchronous online meetings with additional work done through D2L. To participate in the course, students must have access to a microphone, camera, and internet. Students need to have reliable access to D2L. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. Students must be able to participate in class using Zoom technology and must be familiar with it before the semester begins. For online learning and course access information go to
  • Comic books are the ancestor of the graphic novel, opening up the opportunity for others to use collage and image in organic ways, helping to extend the possibilities of the storytelling art. In this class we will explore a rich, though vastly underappreciated literary form: the graphic novel. It is considered more of a format and not a genre, allowing for the story to be fiction, non-fiction, history, fantasy, an anthology and more. We will look at this format in terms of poetics--the interplay of word and picture--and in terms of what they have to say about our lives and the lives of others. We'll learn how to read them, how to talk about how they get made and how they work, how to understand, and how to enjoy, some of the kinds of comics and graphic novels (that is, some of the genres) that make up the history of this medium in the modern English-speaking world.
  • Converted Due to COVID-19

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 18 Enrolled: 12 Seats Remaining: 6

  • Restricted to the following major(s): Master of Liberal Studies
  • Requires students to be admitted.

Full refund is available until January 15, 2021, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is April 12, 2021.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $1,681.00
Tuition -nonresident: $3,362.08
Approximate Course Fees: $148.44

Course Level

The MLS Explorations, a requirement within Metropolitan State's MLS degree program, brings students and faculty together to explore topics of consequence that relate to a common theme. The MLS program requires an introductory seminar, MLS 600 that introduces students to graduate study and helps them formulate a focus in the MLS program. Students then complete at least three MLS 620 explorations that, with electives and a capstone, comprise their MLS program.

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