2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

PHI 238 Philosophy of Comedy

3 hours

This course uses a diversity of tools—historical, psychological, philosophical, and more—to consider the nature of comedy as a form of creative expression. Understanding comedy requires considering questions such as: what makes something funny? When is it okay (and not okay) to laugh at a joke? Why do we laugh at all? Can comedy be used as a tool for pursuing social justice?




ENG 101


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Creative Expression area of the Gen Ed Program.