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EDU 155 - Humor in the Classroom

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

This course explores the use of humor as a method of creating an environment conducive to learning in a classroom or in other situations where growth and learning are the expected outcomes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the importance of humor in a learning environment.
  2. Relate humor techniques to aspects of mental and physical health.
  3. Identify the range of human emotions, from happiness to sadness.
  4. Evaluate the appropriate use of humor in a classroom or any other environment to promote learning.
  5. Examine and analyze the examples of humor in literature, entertainment and politics.
  6. Develop lessons utilizing humor techniques.
Listed Topics
  1. Definitions of humor
  2. Techniques of using humor
  3. Humor in literature
  4. Humor in politics
  5. Impact of humor on mental and physical health
  6. Techniques for inclusion of humor in teaching
  7. Impact of sensory input on learning
  8. Humor and the media
  9. Gender and ethnic humor
Reference Materials
No text book is required.
Instructor developed handout materials.
Access to Internet media.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/28/2010

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