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ENG 4115 - Hip-Hop and Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000

Description: Students historically and socially situate Hip-Hop as a part of the African American cultural experience in the United States. Students read, analyze, discuss, write about, and apply historical and contemporary context to their reading, analysis, and interpretation of Hip-Hop texts. In this course, students read both literary text and rap songs as Hip-Hop texts. Students focus on different sociocultural and sociopolitical issues that exist and surface in Hip-Hop texts. Course content is themed around issues that are most relevant and prevalent to African Americans, and which surface in their stories and in their songs.

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