Folklore | Survey of Hip-Hop
F252 | 5746 | Staff

Meets with Afro-A290.  This course is a representative study of hip
hop from its origin to the present. We will examine hip hop as an
artistic, historical and sociocultural phenomenon through a survey of
the subculture and its elements, but especially the music and lyrics.
Additionally, we will focus on: the appropriation and exploitation of
hip-hop forms by the media and the music industry; "global" cultural
consumption; the rise and dominance of rap music in popular culture;
notions about defining hip hop today; and on broader issues and
concepts in the study of culture.