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Maymester course turns Tar Heels into scriptwriters

June 6, 2022

Students in Maymester’s “Writing for the 30-Minute Comedy” course collaborated with Tar Heels from “Acting for the Camera” and “Directing for the Camera” to write and produce scenes for a sitcom in just three weeks.

Learning behind the laughter

June 24, 2021

In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh.

Meaning behind the monsters

June 15, 2020

Brendan Thornton lures students into his class with zombies, vampires and demons, then hits them with the serious stuff.

Maymester: “Ethics of Stand-up Comedy”

May 30, 2019

“Ethics of Stand-up Comedy” is a Maymester course that examines comedy’s role in society as a form of cultural expression full of underlying ethical discussions.

Maymester: “Written in Bone”

May 28, 2019

This three-week Maymester course teaches students about skeletal analysis and its role in contemporary forensic cases.

For the love of dog

June 4, 2018

In a Maymester course, Carolina students examined the bonds between humans and dogs that are so familiar in Western culture but have neither been practiced worldwide nor for very long over the course of human history.