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LIT 193 - Humor in Literature

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Introduction to the study and appreciation of humor as literary genre. An investigation of origins, types, techniques and purposes of humor and basic critical approaches is emphasized.
Competencies
  1. Identify the elements of poetry
    1. Distinguish the elements of form
    2. Specify the elements of content
  2. Identify the elements of fiction
    1. Distinguish the elements of form
    2. Specify the elements of content
  3. Identify the elements of drama
    1. Distinguish the elements of form
    2. Specify the elements of content
  4. Differentiate at least five critical approaches to literature such as Formalist (New Criticism), Marxist, Feminist, Psychoanalytic, Deconstructionist, Reader Response, New Historicist, Structuralist, Cultural Studies, New Eclecticist, and others
    1. Distinguish the elements of one or more critical approaches
    2. Discuss the significance of one or more critical approaches
  5. Analyze a wide range of literary works
    1. Interpret poetry, fiction, and drama using one or more of the critical approaches
    2. Evaluate poetry, fiction, and drama
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of literary works
    1. Value a wide range of poetry, fiction and drama
    2. Practice reading critically a wide range of poetry, fiction, and drama
  7. Develop an appreciation for the importance of literature in culture
    1. Acknowledge the importance of poetry
    2. Acknowledge the importance of fiction
    3. Acknowledge the importance of drama
    4. Acknowledge the importance of other literary forms



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