Sep 18, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog
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ENGL 430 - Reading The Wire: Representing Urban America Under Siege


This seminar will engage with The Wire, David Simon’s 65-hour HBO epic of urban America and the War on Drugs. In addition to analyzing the program’s five seasons, students will grapple with film and TV theory, critical analyses of the program, and background readings from history, sociology, and urban studies. Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: 200-level ENGL, ENGW, or COMM course. Cross listed with COMM*430.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: 200-level ENGL, ENGW, or COMM course. Cross listed with COMM*430. Term cycle: variable. Yearly cycle: variable offering.

Credits: 3



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