ERIC Number: ED461904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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American Humor. [Course Syllabus].
Sloane, David E. E.
This syllabus describes a three-credit course entitled "American Humor," offered at the University of New Haven (Connecticut). According to the syllabus, "American Humor" will identify traits of American humor as historical phenomena with relations to national character, business attitudes, regionalism, folk humor, and health; historical precedents will be related to modern media, magazines, and television; and Mark Twain and Woody Allen will be studied as major American comic writers. The syllabus lists course prerequisites, gives a course description, specifies dates the course will run and date for registration, explains how to register, provides course details, profiles the instructor, and cites the requirements for completion of the course. It contains a detailed description and explanation of every aspect of the course, from course objectives to readings to the 15 different modules which make up the course. The syllabus explains grading standards, threaded discussion requirements, online office hours, and research paper requirements. A seven-item book list is appended. (NKA)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Context, Higher Education, Humor, Mass Media, Popular Culture, United States Literature
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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