Philosophy of Humor
Session
Four Week - Second
Class Number
2709
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Graded
Description
A survey of issues related to the question of whether and how humor can be defined and understood. A variety of psychological and philosophical theories of humor and the causes of laughter will be examined. Examples from different media, including stand-up comedy, podcasts, television, and film, will be used to test competing theories. Special attention will be paid to the ethical implications of offensive humor. Readings will be drawn from historical and contemporary sources. Recommended Preparation: PHIL 100, PHIL 150, or PHIL 152
Enrollment Requirements
Pre-Req: You must have completed one course in PHIL with a grade of 'C' or better.
Class Attributes
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
James Thomas
Meets
MoWeFr 9:00am - 12:10pm
Dates
07/08/2019 - 08/02/2019
Room
Performing Arts & Humani 107
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
14
Seats Open
26
Class Capacity
40
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
40