HONR 1000M Honors Seminar: Wicked Wit: Satire in Literature, Film, and Television

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

This course focuses on the methods, intentions, and impact of satire, from its origins in classical literature through its "Golden Age" in the eighteenth century and its enduring, acerbic presence in 20th- and 21st-century literature, film, television, and on the Web. Students will explore the ways that satire challenges routinely accepted ideas and practices, and targets injustice, selfishness, and hypocrisy in people and in their social institutions. Satisfies general education requirements in Humanities. Prerequisite: Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Winter 2008 (200830))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify satirical methods, intentions, and impact in various literary works.
  2. Identify satirical methods, intentions, and impact in modern films and television.
  3. Identify satirical methods, intentions, and impact on selected "blogs," E-zines, and web publications.
  4. Apply an understanding of satire in responding critically to readings and viewings.
  5. Produce several written analyses and one oral presentation that focus on selected satirical materials.
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