American Comedy


Survey of the social and cultural uses of comedy in America, beginning in the Colonial Era and ending with current Web-transmitted comedy. Examination of a wide variety of comedy in many media, including a printed collection of comic writing, a comic novel, sound and video clips, and longer format video. Course work includes daily class discussions, student presentations, essays, and a final exam. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111.