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HUM 1240 - World of Comedy & Humor

Credits: 3
What makes us laugh? This interdisciplinary course explores the nature and role of humor across cultures and many of the forms it has taken throughout history. Examples of comic styles and devices will be critically analyzed in a range of social and performative contexts. Theories of humor will be examined to illuminate how, through generating laughter and expressing emotions and ideas that are often socially suppressed, humor can be effective in entertaining, persuading, communicating social commentary, and even in healing.

Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.

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