ARTDES 301 - Studio Special Projects
Section: 001 Art and Science of Humor
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Art and Design (ARTDES)
Department: School of Art and Design
1 - 3 (Non-LSA credit).
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Class Misc Info:
Meets 3/2/09-4/1/09. (Drop/Add deadline=3/9/09.).
Other Course Info:
(non-LSA). This course meets the Advanced Studio course requirement for the School of Art and Design.
May be elected four times for credit.
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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.

ARTDES 301 - Studio Special Projects
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001 (LAB)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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