ENG-251 - Satire in Film and Literature

3 credits

This course examines the role of satire in popular culture, focusing on its use in literature, television, and film. Setting the satirical work in its cultural and historical context, students will explore social commentary present in texts like A Modest Proposal, Catch-22, and The Onion and television shows like South Park, The Simpsons, Futurama, and The Colbert Report. Developing an awareness of satire as a mode of expression, students will gain a deeper understanding of popular culture and its subversive authors.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 (minimum grade C-).

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.