The History of Hip-Hop

AAAS 335

What began as a localized activity designed to provide a safe haven for Black and Latino youth in New York City, has become a global brand that has had a documented impact on the cultural, political and economic realities of youth throughout the globe. This course will examine the organic social and cultural foundations of hip-hop, as well as the key aesthetic innovators/innovations, and the debates that have arisen over hip-hop's increased influence.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 335
  • ENGLISH 381
  • HISTORY 335
  • MUSIC 335
  • VMS 337
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring