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ETHN 265 Evolution of Hip Hop Culture: A Socio-Economic and Political Perspective

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This course traces the evolution of Hip Hop from its African roots through the diaspora as a cultural form of expression by examining music, dancing, spoken word, philosophy, and lifestyles. Also, Hip Hop is analyzed from social, economic, and political perspectives. It is explored as a product of the African American struggle as reflected in music, poetry, lyrics, dance, artists, and major issues associated with Hip Hop.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2; Area F
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2; Area F), UC