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7K. Understanding American Culture through Humor

ColWrit 7K. Understanding American Culture through Humor

1 unit

Perhaps the greatest test of your English language skills is your ability to understand humor. In this course, students will undertake an introductory study of humor in the U.S. and its influence on American culture. Students will increase their understanding of American cultural history and current popular culture by studying significant trends in social and political humor. The course includes instruction on analytical and linguistic skills for close listening, conversation and presentations. Students will put their skills to the test when they experience live political and social humor by attending comedy performances in the San Francisco Bay Area.