Jan 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog
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COMM 430 - Reading the Wire: Representing Urban America Under Siege


This seminar will engage with David Simon’s 65-hour HBO epic of urban America and the War on Drugs, The Wire. 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: ENGW*101/102, 200-level COMM or ENGL course. Cross listed with ENGL*430.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: ENGW*101/102, 200-level COMM or ENGL course. Cross listed with ENGL*430. Term cycle: variable. Yearly cycle: variable offering.

Credits: 3



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