Great Class: The Wire (Television Show)

Saturday, January 12th from 11:00am to Friday, January 18th, 2019 1:30pm (ET)


Need a Class in Spring 2019? HON 300.03 is now open to ANY junior or senior student with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. You will need to be signed into the class. Please see Dr. Manley in Wright Hall, Room 102 to fill out the paperwork to be added to the course before the add/drop deadline, Friday, January 18th. All add/drop paperwork must be to the registrar by 5 p.m. on January 18th.  

WATCHING THE WIRE: AMERICA'S OTHER STORY (Saturdays, Spring 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

While the show has been considered for its merits as a sociological and anthropological masterpiece--this class will focus on the literary and cultural significance of this work in contemporary American storytelling. Specififically, students will study how the show employed historical events and real people to create iconic characters that would give voice to some of the biggest social issues in the contemporary moment. This class will approach social inequality through a lens of American narrative depiction and students will learn how the historical, economic, and political forces converge to tell powerful African American stories. 

Instructur: Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow - Jacinta R. Saffold, Ph.D. 

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