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SOC 146
Sociology of Hip-Hop
Spring

This course investigates the social, political, and economic context of hip-hop in the post-civil rights U.S. Urban areas have changed in profound ways during this time with increased policing, drugs and the drug wars, persistent racism, failing schools, increased joblessness, and dramatically changing family structures, all of which have shaped hip-hop. The course examines these sociological issues and their expression in the four foundational elements of hip-hop: rapping, DJ-ing, breaking, and graffiti art, as well as spoken word, hip-hop leadership, and politics.
Offered every other year beginning 2018-19.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Maggie Hunter

Note(s):
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Community Engagement, Race, Gender & Power

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Last Updated: 6/23/17