Folklore | Survey of Hip Hop
E295 | 9975 | F. Orejuela
Fulfills COLL Arts & Humanities, Culture Studies List A
Above class MEETS IN A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM ON THE INTERNET FOR LECTURE
2 TIMES PER WEEK.
ABOVE CLASS is taught as a web-based course only, using BREEZE.
Only meets on campus 2 times for the Midterm and Final Exams. The
Midterm is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd, 10 am in Woodburn
Hall 100. The Final TBA.
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.
If you have not been in a BREEZE class room before and are working
from home, you MUST go to the following website at:
At minimum, do the first item (Test your computer) before the first
class session and download the plug-in. 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.
Cheryl Keyes’s Rap Music and Street Consciousness will be our main
textbook but articles will be made available to you in ONCOURSE
RESOURCES through out the semester.