HONORS 493 - College Honors Seminar
Section: 003 Art & Science of Humor: Theory and Practice, Practice, Practice
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Honors, Minicourse
Class Misc Info:
Meets 3/3-3/31. (Drop/Add deadline=Mar. 7.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor or of the Honors Director.
Other Course Info:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

The course is an introduction to the psychology of humor. It explores the ways that the cognitive, emotional and adaptive processes of humor operate, interpersonally, in society at large, and in the media. Students are given a thorough grounding in humor theory, which helps them analyze humor in entertainment as well as in ordinary life.

By the end of the course, in addition to having a theoretical understanding of humor, students will have developed a practical “comic toolbox” which makes use of their own experiences and personal styles to create comic ideas.

Grade is determined by class participation, and a presentation in the last week, that uses what has been learned both theoretically and on a practical level. The presentation might consist of a comic strip, a humorous essay, a stand up routine or a funny website or anything that demonstrates comic imagination.

Robert Mankoff is Cartoon Editor for THE NEW YORKER.

HONORS 493 - College Honors Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
3LSA Hnrs
TuTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: meets with EECS 594.001, Psych447.001, Psych808.006 This section is NOT a mini-course and meets all term for 3 credits.
003 (SEM)
5LSA Hnrs
M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Mini-course for 1 credit. Meets w/InstHum 411.001 and ArtDes 301.001 on Mondays, 3/3-3/31. Registration for Honors part of course will be by application in 1330 Mason,
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