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ENG 101

Laughter and Tears: Comedy and Tragedy

Laughter and tears are not always straightforward. A tale of pride going before a fall can be reassuring to us as well as sad, and a Hollywood romantic comedy can encode a scathing social critique. Offering insight into our ongoing fascination with the extremes of human emotion, this course traces how the twin poles of the comic and tragic have developed through literary history, and how they vary across diverse cultural traditions.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: LL

Prerequisites

None

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

Restriction: This course is not available for credit to students in ACS English Option, BA English, English-Philosophy and English-History double major programs

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