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ERIC Number: EJ1198365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Critically Fun: Analyzing Humor in Political Comedy
Pruim, Douglas E.
Communication Teacher, v33 n1 p26-30 2019
Courses: Critically fun is a single-class activity for communication classes discussing persuasive messages, the effects of mass media, or rhetorical analysis (e.g. public speaking, communication theory, mass media, and rhetoric). Objectives: By the end of the activity, students should be able to analyze critically the rhetorical significance of the setting, visual features, message content, humor, persuasive elements, and impact of a humorous, political artifact. This activity was designed to help students engage in critical thinking, evaluation, and assessment of humor. Although this can function as a non-graded, in-class activity, it could be modified into an out-of-class assignment for traditional, hybrid, or online courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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