HONORS 493 - College Honors Seminar
Section: 003 Humor Hist, Theory, Practicum
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Honors, Minicourse
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 03/07 – 04/07/10 D/A Deadline 03/13/10.
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)
1LSA Hnrs
TuTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: meets with EECS 594.001, Psych447.003, Psych808.010 This section is NOT a mini-course and meets all term for 3 credits.
002 (SEM)
20LSA Hnrs
W 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: This class will be Dick Siegel's "Singing Out of Our Minds:" A Songwriting Workshop.
003 (SEM)
6LSA Hnrs
MW 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Note: Mini-course, 1 credit, meets in Art & Architecture Building 2216. Meets w/ArtDes 301.001, InstHum 411.001 from 3/8-4/7. Registration for Honors part of course will be by application in 1330 Mason.
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