LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
Section: 001 Language and Humor
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Course Note:
Designed to introduce entering students to the intellectual life of the university in a small course taught by an experienced member of the faculty. Topics vary according to the interests of the instructors. Whatever their subject matter, first-year seminars emphasize critical thinking through class discussion and regular practice in writing.
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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"Humor" in a broad sense: Jokes, practical jokes, sadism, Shakespeare, advertising, standup, improv, satire, cartoons, blasphemy, Carnaval, vandalism, terrorism, dreams, Schadenfreude, surrealism, and more Shakespeare. How humor works, and how individuals, groups, and institutions react to it. Students will do creative work, written and performed (but no terrorism, except possibly in East Lansing MI or Columbus OH) and analytic homeworks. Somewhat more intellectual than it sounds.

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LING 102 - First Year Seminar (Humanities)
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001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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