Folklore | Survey of Hip-Hop: Socio-Cultural Perspectives of African American Music
F252 | 23034 | Orejuela

Above class taught as a web-based course only.

Above class students must be enrolled at IUB in order to add this
course.  Course materials will be available on OnCourse the day
before our first meeting.

We will meet twice a week at the times designated by the registrar.
For our first class on the web, we will meet at the following URL
(please sign in as “guest”):
Our classroom URL is:
If you have not been in a BREEZE class room before and are working
from home, you may wish to go to the following website at:

At minimum, do the first item (Test your computer) before the first
class session. If you use a campus cluster computer, those computers
are Breeze compatible.

This course examines rap music and hip hop culture as artistic and
sociological phenomena with emphasis on historical, cultural,
economic and political contexts. Discussions will include the co-
existence of various hip hop styles, their appropriation by the
music industry, and controversies resulting from the exploitation of
hip hop music and culture as a commodity for national and global
consumption. Class will meet 2 times on campus for the midterm and
the final exams.