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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies combines the study of several subjects into one integrated course or "learning community," usually for ten or more credits. Each IDS course features a theme that forms a common thread across disciplines. The focus of these courses is you. Students learn with each other and from each other by discussing readings in small groups (seminars), taking part in group activities, and, in some courses, by taking field trips. These programs emphasize the process of learning as well as course content. The student centered, discussion-oriented format encourages and supports different points of view and creates a social climate that promotes collaborative learning.

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INTER 155 The Wire: Life on the Streets and War on Drugs • 10 Cr.

HBO's The Wire's shady lawyers in court versus honorable and intellectual drug dealers. Corrupt cops seeking Compstat numbers versus corner boys following a strict code of the street. This class will examine the nature of community perception of local policing activities and behaviors of those living in the inner-city of West Baltimore during the 1990's. We will uncover the development and operation of urban drug gangs along with poverty, education and a glimpse into the unique environment of cops and dealers.

Minimum prerequisite: placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better. English course placement depen ds on level of prerequisites met. Earn 10 credits from ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 and CJ& 112 or CJ 253. Fee: $22.00 English Lab. How to clear prerequisites?

Item # Section Instructor Day(s), Times, Room Books Seats available
0600 A Charlene Freyberg
Natalie Martinez
DAILY, 10:30am-12:20pm in R110A
DAILY, 10:30am-12:20pm in R110B
view required books/supplies 10 refreshed