ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Semiotics of Comedy
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in an Anthropology concentration.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Semiotics is the study of meaning. In this seminar we will explore how humor is meaningful, and to whom, to what ends. We will investigate the formal techniques of humor: how do comics work? When do they fail? At the same time, we will ask how humor resonates with political and social struggles. We will not limit our study to comics who write or perform in the U.S.; we will also explore comedy (subtitled or in translation) in other places, including the former Soviet Union, India, the UK, and others.

ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
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20076
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1Y1
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only 1st-yr students, incl those w/soph stdg, may register. All others need instructor permission.
002 (SEM)
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21181
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Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: (Held in Couzens CLC) Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need perm
003 (SEM)
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28126
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4Y1
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only 1st-yr students, incl those w/soph stdg, may register. All others need instructor permission.
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