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From Turntables To Tupac: The American Hip Hop Phenomenon (MUH-242)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0196-242-001
Instructor: Yvan Garcia
Days: Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
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Students will explore the musical and cultural developments associated with Hip-Hop in the United States from the early 1970s to the present. Students will gain knowledge and appreciation of rapidly-evolving musical trends that propelled these genres to international popularity to become an enduring cultural influence. (Distribution Reqs:Arts)

Learning Goals:   Goals of the Course: Key learning outcomes of this course include:1. To investigate the musical characteristics, technological developments, and sociopoliticalissues associated with evolution of Hip-Hop.2. To understand the music as both impetus for and function of social awareness regardingissues of urban development, racial inequality, politics, and commercialism.3. To develop a methodology for analyzing the music in a meaningful way.24. To understand the role Hip Hop played in the development of contemporary Americanpopular music.5. To satisfy Distribution Requirement A.

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