Take a “serious” look at comedy this summer with the course Topics in American Studies: Comedy and Happiness. Examine the relationship between laughter and happiness through readings and class discussions in this rarely offered summer course.
The course, taught by Jonathon Appels, will examine the history of comic theater, from its roots in Ancient Greece to the stand-up routines of modern day. It will also allow students to combine their intellectual and experiential knowledge. “Every class meeting will consist of at least 10% laughter,” says Appels.
Students in this course will have an opportunity to visit a comedy club or other venue that explores the human emotion of happiness.
The course is open to all students and fulfills an elective for the American Studies major or minor. Register for this course.
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