JUST 801 (02) - Graduate Seminar in Justice Studies

Grad Sem/Through the Wire

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   9  
CRN: 13866
Seminar on advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, immigration, history of the law. Content of specific sections will vary by section of the course. Course may be repeated for different topics.
Section Comments: Through the Wire: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Modern Social Problems
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : JUST 701.02
Only listed majors in section: JUSTICE STUDIES
Instructors: Robert Eckstein

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 R 9:40am - 12:30pm HS 202
Additional Course Details: 

Through the Wire: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Modern Social Problems.

Twenty years ago, HBO produced The Wire. To this day, it is considered a landmark achievement and often cited as the best television show ever created. This class will use a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates The Wire with recent, relevant academic readings to explore a variety of justice-related social issues including: the war on drugs, poverty, access to work, access to education, and police reform. 

Note: This course counts as an elective course for the Accelerated Master's Program or Traditional Master's Program in Justice Studies.