Writing Comedy and Social Commentary

Section 65500

  • Note: To download information about the course as well as a D-Clearance application please click the Syllabus icon just to the left of this Info icon. Please note that students must have completed (or currently be enrolled in) either WRIT 340 or CORE 112 as a prerequisite for this course. This course examines how being humorous allows authors and comics to tackle subjects in their work that might otherwise seem taboo, and how this freedom provides a unique opportunity for social commentary and critique. One particular emphasis is understanding how comedic authors balance the need to entertain an audience with their efforts to provide insight on controversial issues. Throughout the semester students will explore aspects of writing and argumentation by analyzing a range of comedic texts, and will have the opportunity to produce original work in a variety of comedic genres (rants; scripts; stand-up routines; sketches; etc.).
  • Session Dates (session code 001)
    First day of classes:
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    Last day to add:
    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Last day to drop without a mark of "W" and receive a refund:
    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Last day to withdraw without a “W” on transcript or change pass/no pass to letter grade:
    Friday, April 24, 2020
    Last day to drop with a mark of "W":
    Friday, May 1, 2020
    End of session:
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Fall 2020 semester will begin with fully remote instruction, with limited exceptions for clinical education. Faculty will contact students to provide information to login to classes. Read more.