INSTHUM 411 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
Section: 001 The Art and Science of Humor: Theory and Practice, Practice, Practice
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Institute for the Humanities (INSTHUM)
Department: LSA Humanities Institute
Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Class Misc Info:
Meets 3/3-3/31. (Drop/Add deadline=Mar. 7.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Advanced undergraduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
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.

INSTHUM 411 - Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Class meets in 202 S. Thayer St, Room 1022 on March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, April 2
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