Arguably the most esteemed University in the country, Harvard University, is expanding its academic curriculum to include a class on HBO’s hit television series, The Wire.
Sociology Professor William J. Wilson will teach the course and told the Harvard newspaper, The Crimson, how the television program can help to better understand poverty.
“The Wire has done more to enhance our understanding of the systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the poor than any published study.”
The chair of the African American studies chair, Professor Evelyn B. Higginbotham, confirmed that there would indeed be a new course offered by Professor Wilson that utilizes the “The Wire” as a case study. B
An excited freshman, Martin Kressler, told The Crimson:
“I’m going to do whatever I need to do to get into that class. I’m excited.”
Now that’s a course I’d take!