Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: WRTG 2010 or equivalent.
Requirement Designation:
Humanities Exploration
This is a writing course that works through the lens of the animated TV show "The Simpsons" to explore the cultural contexts of post-modern satire. A key component is learning to write detailed analysis of these kinds of visual texts, as well as understanding the function such texts play in our collective cultural memory. Students also propose a satirical episode treatment utilizing the show's tableau of characters.