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Hip Hop Culture

Joshua C. Woodfork and Lei Ouyang Bryant
Skidmore College

What is hip hop?  Using an interdisciplinary approach this course engages with answering this question.  In a collaborative approach students will identify current and historic elements of hip hop culture in US society and internationally.  Hip hop culture may be understood as a youth arts movement and is therefore often misrepresented or portrayed negatively in the media or by outsiders.  Through multimedia analysis, critical reading and listening, and student led discussion, students will develop the skills necessary to critically analyze hip hop culture.  Throughout the course of the semester we will work toward developing an outreach project that aims to educate the community on hip hop culture and why it matters.

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