Aug 18, 2019  
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCI 340 - Sociology of Humor

(3 cr) This course is designed to introduce the student to the various theories and scientific analyses of humor. The student will learn about the importance of humor within interpersonal communications. Interpersonal dynamics, such as group formation and the generation of cultural identity, are also presented and discussed. The evolution of a national character is evaluated and assessed. The material stresses the use of humor in the media and how humor is used as a vehicle for cultural domination. The topics of humor that are examined included the areas of politics, race and ethnicity, and gender.



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