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ENGL 234 - The Literature of Comedy

(3,0) 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
A study of the nature and value of comic forms and traditions, from basic elements such as puns and jokes to significant works of comic vision in literature, the arts, and popular culture. The course will consider, for example, the differences between verbal and visual comedy, such as Groucho and Harpo. The course will nourish a broader, deeper, subtler awareness of the ways in which comedy expresses and sustains the human spirit.

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