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The University of Maine    
  Dec 10, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

CMJ 119 - Humor and Diversity in the U. S.

This course explores how humor highlights, reinforces, and critiques categories of difference - including gender, race, sexuality, nationality, religion, and physical ability.  In the process, students learn and appreciate the diversity among types of humor and how it allows communities to formulate their own group identity.  As creators and appreciators of humor, students will become aware of the tremendous diversity of humorous expression in U.S. culture and their own role within it.

General Education Requirements: This course satisfies the Ethics or Cultural Diversity or International Perspectives General Education requirements.   

Course Typically Offered: Summer

Credits: 3