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SOC 155: Hip-Hop Culture and Society

This course offers a critical analysis of Hip-Hop culture through an application of sociological and psychological concepts. Theories will be applied to current ethical and social issues as expressed through Rap lyrics. Topics to be examined include race, class, gender, materialism, alienation, crime, religion, sex and misogyny. Biographical studies of Rap artists will be used to investigate the relationship between Hip-Hop culture and the larger society.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Credits
3
Lecture Hours
45
Clinical Hours
0
Lab Hours
0
Other Hours
0
Total Hours
45

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