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CHID 498 B: Special Colloquia

The Wire

Meeting Time: 
MW 9:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
SIG 228
SLN: 
12341
Instructor:
Max Hunter

Syllabus Description:

The Wire is dissent. It argues that our systems are no longer viable for the greater good of the most, that America is no longer operating as a utilitarian and democratic experiment. If you are not comfortable with the notion, you won't agree with some of the tonalities of the show. I would argue that people comfortable with the economic and political trends in the United States right now - and thinking that the nation and its institutions are equipped to respond meaningfully to the problems depicted with some care and accuracy on The Wire (We reported each season fresh, we did not write solely from memory) - well, perhaps they're playing with the tuning knobs when the back of the appliance is in flames." -David Simon

If you're interested in engaging a dissenting and unsettling view on the traditional academic and journalistic perspectives that analyze and describe the issues of race, identity, education, and poverty in urban America, then CHID 498 is for you

Additional Details:

The Wire is dissent. It argues that our systems are no longer viable for the greater good of the most, that America is no longer operating as a utilitarian and democratic experiment. If you are not comfortable with the notion, you won't agree with some of the tonalities of the show. I would argue that people comfortable with the economic and political trends in the United States right now - and thinking that the nation and its institutions are equipped to respond meaningfully to the problems depicted with some care and accuracy on The Wire (We reported each season fresh, we did not write solely from memory) - well, perhaps they're playing with the tuning knobs when the back of the appliance is in flames." -David Simon

If you're interested in engaging a dissenting and unsettling view on the traditional academic and journalistic perspectives that analyze and describe the issues of race, identity, education, and poverty in urban America, then CHID 498 is for you.

Catalog Description: 
Each colloquium examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:11am
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