Advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, ethics and morality, immigration, therapeutic jurisprudence, and juveniles tried as adults.
Section Comments: You must have SENIOR standing at the start of this course. Through the Wire: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Modern Social Problems
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): JUST 401 with minimum grade of C- and JUST 501 with minimum grade of C-
Only listed majors in section: JUSTICE STUDIES
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
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 satisfies the Justice Studies WI requirement as well as the capstone requirement for the Justice Studies Dual Major.