May 18, 2024  
2018-2019 University Bulletin 
    
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BWS 106 - Hip-Hop, Multiculture, and Philosophy

3 hours
This course focuses on the culture of hip-hop as an aesthetic expression and as “edu-tainment” or a component of political action. We will study the history and culture of hip-hop’s four elements: DJing, MCing, break dancing, and graffiti art. We will also examine the notion of hip-hop as a component of black world consciousness through local, national, and international examples. In assessing hip-hop as art and action, themes of politicization, identity, poverty, criminality, authenticity, language, sports, gender, and race will be examined.

This course will satisfy the core requirement in multicultural studies.



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