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Fall 2018

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MUS107 - Hip Hop Culture

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies the development of hip hop styles and techniques and the social, political, and cultural phenomenon associated with them.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Differentiate between different styles of hip hop.
2. Listen and recognize musical influences in examples throughout hip hop history.*
3. Recognize the influence of hip hop on American culture.*
4. Demonstrate a more global understanding of the role that hip hop has played in society.
5. Engage in discussions on hip hop culture and the trajectory of the movement.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
1. Origins and Definitions of Hip hop

2. The Corporate Annexation of Black popular music

3. Gangsta Rap and American Culture

4. Hip Hop negotiates the complexities of race

5. Hip Hop Culture and the Authenticity Debates

6. Hip Hop and Gender

7. Rap, Politics, and Resistance

8. Rap Goes Pop

9. Hip Hop Goes Global

Effective Term: Fall 2014