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CAT 87 and CAT 192

UC San Diego offers one-unit first-year and senior seminars to provide students with an opportunity to meet with faculty in a small class environment. They are taught by senior UC San Diego faculty and researchers and are limited to twenty students. The seminars are taught by faculty in their fields of expertise and explore topics of intellectual importance. Students participate in critical discussion with a small group of peers and faculty. Topics differ every quarter. Students must request departmental approval through the Enrollment Authorization System in order to enroll in CAT 87 or CAT 192.

Spring 2024 Courses

Make 'Em Laugh: A Celebration of Funny Ladies From Gilda Radner to Ali Wong

Phoebe Bronstein

Associate Teaching Professor, CAT
Seminar time TBA

From I Love Lucy to Ali Wong and Sarah Silverman, this course will examine the often unruly and always hilarious ladies of comedy. We will talk about humor as both culturally and historically located, inflected by ideas about race, class, gender, and sexuality. Potential screenings will include (but are not limited to) I Love Lucy, Baby Cobra, I Love You America, Spy, The Mindy Project, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Writing Support

There are a variety of writing resources around campus for students to take advantage of. In addition to CAT TAs' office hours, students may visit the Writing Hub in the Teaching and Learning Commons for help with their writing assignments. The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) also offers a variety of tutoring programs, including the Language Arts Tutorial Services (LATS).