Professional Writing Skills: Comedy

Course Code: WRIT 207

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course builds on the fundamentals of communications laid down in WRIT 107. Students will investigate the literature of humour and satire and determine their literary strategies through reading and analyzing various theories of humour and discussing their application in stories and poems. As part of their assigned readings, students will be expected to write several in-class essays. They will also be asked to write an out-of-class essay based on stories read outside of class and/or a short story that effectively employs literary humour while maintaining competent grammar and style.