HNR-205 - The Comic Spirit

3 credits

The Comic Spirit: Perspectives on Humor and Laughter, an Honors Program seminar, offers students a broad-based inquiry into the related concepts of comedy, humor and laughter. It approaches these subjects from a mostly literary (and mostly Western) perspective with close study of comic drama and fiction, but the course will also consider film and television, cartoons, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and the physiology of laughter. The goal of the course is to help students reach fuller and more complete answers to the questions: What is humor? What makes people laugh? What makes something funny? Who decides? This course is restricted to students in the Honors Program.

Prerequisite(s): ENG-102 

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

Previously known as: HONR-508