ENGL 207 B: Introduction To Cultural Studies

Hip-Hop and Cultural Studies

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
CDH 110B
Liesl Sackschewsky

Additional Details:

Course Description: Through an investigation of Hip-Hop music and culture this course will introduce students to the terms, analytical techniques, and interpretive strategies
commonly employed in cultural studies. A particular emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary approaches that explore how cultural processes and artifacts are produced, shaped, distributed, consumed, and responded to in diverse ways. Through discussion, research, and writing, class members will investigate these varied dimensions of culture; learn to understand them in their broader social, aesthetic, ethical, and political contexts; and thereby prepare for more advanced coursework in Cultural Studies.

Book List: Tricia Rose; Black Noise; ISBN 0-8195-6275-0
Imani Perry; Prophets of the Hood; ISBN 0-8223-3446-1
Jeff Chang; Can't Stop, Won't Stop; ISBN 0-312-42579-1
Jay-Z; Decoded; ISBN 0-8129-8115-4

Catalog Description: 
Introduces cultural studies as an interdisciplinary field and practice. Explores multiple histories of the field with an emphasis on current issues and developments. Focuses on culture as a site of political and social debate and struggle. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
April 1, 2016 - 9:00am