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

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Exploration of the history, aesthetics, mechanics, and politics of Hip Hop culture analyzed from a social, economic, and political perspective. Emphasis on the African American aspects and African-centered qualities of the cultural movement known as Hip Hop. Analyzes how these movements help shape and inform Hip Hop culture in music, fashion, language, film, lifestyles, and media.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
  • Total Student Learning hours/semester: 144-162
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C2, 9D3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2; Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)