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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21L.421 (Fall 2001) 
  • Course Title:
  • Comedy 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Literature 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Wyn Kelley 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21L.421 Comedy

    Fall 2001

    Course Highlights

    This course features several example assignments.

    Course Description

    This is a second variation of the course. It includes a survey of a range of comic texts from different media, the cultures that produced them, and various theories of comedy. Authors studied include Twain, Wilde, Shakespeare, and Cervantes. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows the student to produce a long writing assignment, in addition to several shorter pieces; it also offers substantial opportunities for oral expression, through student-led discussion, class reports, and class participation.

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