Folklore | Survey of Hip-Hop
F252 | 24585 | Orejuela

Above class taught as an online course only.
Above class students must be enrolled at IUB in order to add this
course.  Students registered for this course must contact the
instructor by email,, to get the password to
access course materials through OnCourse.

Class will meet 3 times on campus, 7:15P-8:30P, on the following
dates: August 29, October 12 and finals week.

Meets with AAAD-A 290.  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.