CHID 496 G: Focus Groups

Meeting Time: 
T 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
CLK 120
SLN: 
12096
Instructor:
Nara Hohensee

Focus Group Description

Class Title: American Comedy in the 21st Century
Student Faciliator: Katherine Brown
Email: mobiledemise@me.com
Supervised by: Nara Hohensee

This class will look at the production and consumption of comedy products in America, since 2000.  The structure will rely on student participation to direct the focus - each student will curate a topic of his/her choosing - and but our topics may include anything from stand up comics to YouTube sensations, Will Ferrell movies and sports writers to Internet memes.  We will also discuss the political satire of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.  The main readings for this group will come from Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus (2010), A Decade of Dark Humor (2011), and Satire TV (2009).

Catalog Description: 
Credit/no-credit only.
GE Requirements: 
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:10am