Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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: Ethics and Cultural Diversity or International Perspectives General Education

Course Typically Offered: Summer

Credits: 3