Folklore | Survey of Hip Hop
F252 | 10396 | Miyake


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.

Fulfills COAS Arts and Humanities, CSA