AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 003 American Humor
Term: FA 2007
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar will consider the role that comedy and comedians play in contemporary American culture and politics and their influence, both direct and covert, on the ever-changing conception of American identity. We will explore the connections in style and message between current stars—Dave Chappelle, Margaret Cho, Stephen Colbert, and Chris Rock—and some of their classic predecessors (such as Buster Keaton, Bert Willams, the Marx Brothers and Will Rogers). We will also examine the work and impact of innovative, iconoclastic performers whose direct influence is still strong, such as Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Whoopi Goldberg, and discuss key critical commentary on humor, comedy, and comedians.

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
28076
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2Y1
6Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
28077
Closed
0
 
3Enrollment Management
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with CAAS 104.001.
003 (SEM)
P
28927
Closed
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4Y1
5Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
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30566
Closed
0
3Y1
3Enrollment Management
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 197.003.
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