Course Description

Students will examine the role of satire in stimulating discussion of current events. From the 18th century writings of Jonathan Swift, to Charlie Hebdo cartoons and provocative TV monologues, satire has performed a similar function to journalism by holding institutions and powerful people to account. But the lines between satirical commentary and responsible reporting can be blurred. This course will explore what happens when comedy becomes a source of news and information.


Prerequisites: CNNS 101 or JRN 103

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