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Winter 2021
Sep 22,2021
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MUS 260 - History of Hip-Hop and Rap music
This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to explore the musical, social and cultural aspects of hip-hop and rap music from its birth in the 1970’s to its development through today, while learning about important artists in this style. We will identify and analyze complex practices, values and beliefs and the cultural and historically defined meanings of difference in the hip-hop world and explore how culturally-based assumptions influence perceptions related to hip-hop culture and rap music. We will explore how these culturally-based assumptions influence perceptions and stigmas relating to hip-hop culture and compare/contrast attitudes and values of specific eras of this culture. We will analyze pertinent artists, events and landmark recordings in this process.
3.000 Credit hours
30.000 TO 36.000 Lecture hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture

Arts & Humanities Division
Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Tuition, Arts and Letters, Cultural Literacy

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