What is America? Finding The Wire — The Two Americas

AMST-A 100 — Fall 2020 — Themester

Days and Times
Tues/Thurs, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Course Description

This course is an examination into the nature of an American society as an articulation of democracy. Making use of The Wire as a visual text alongside the research from various fields found in academic articles, this course seeks to challenge students in creating questions and posing questions on what makes and ought to make an American city function. The intent of class lectures, discussions, viewing, reading assignments, and writing activities are to foster within students a sense of the need for, and role of, critical thinking in addressing societal issues as the responsibility of a just democracy.


Instructor: Dr. Rasul Mowatt