Social Justice and the Wire

Boyd Blundell
College of Humanities + Natural Sciences

Service learning is required for this course.

Time commitment: 20 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: The dominant theme of 20th-Century Catholic teaching is the problem of structural injustice. This course examines the theme through David Simon's critically acclaimed series, The Wire. Service learning, in addition to readings from Church documents and contemporary authors, will support The Wire's exploration of social justice.

Preapproved service learning placements:

APEX Youth Center
Bishop Perry Center
Bridge House
Harry Tompson Center
NET Charter High School
New Orleans College Preparatory Academies
Orleans Public Defenders

How to get started

  1. Watch the video "Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement."
  2. Take this quiz to make sure you know everything you need to know about the placement process.
  3. Get your placement on time.  Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
  4. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (midterm and last day of the semester). Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for deadlines.
  5. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be go to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.