University launches course based on The Wire

275x250.jpgA UK university has launched a course based on the cult fight against crime TV series The Wire.

Students at the University of York will study the way in which race, class and political process are represented in the Baltimore-based show.

The 10-week module will be an option for sociology degree students and experts claim it is a great way of teaching social science.

Professor Roger Burrows said: "The Wire presents a challenge to what we do as academics. It promotes a huge amount of popular and intellectual debate, and we wanted to explore that."

Would-be students wanting to take 'The Wire as Social Science Fiction' course have been told they must watch all 60 episodes first… it's a hard life being a student, isn't it.
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