Survey of African-American Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective; team-taught course utilizing expertise of African-American Studies staff, embraces five basic categories of the African-American Studies program. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
The political significance, globalization and history of Hip-Hop will be examined. Four of the multitude of musical permutations of American Hip-Hop (Rap, consciousness/social awareness, gangsta rap and commercial hip-hop) and their relative/potential impact will be outlined. The materials/social culture that has come to be associated with Hip-Hop will be the primary focus. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.