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MUSC 113 - Introduction to Hip Hop

5 Credits
A history of the development of hip hop, examining musical, historical, sociological and economic perspectives.


Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students transferring to baccalaureate institutions and/or needing Humanities Area II or Diversity & Globalism distribution credits.
Active Date 20210403T10:09:25

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Humanities Area II

Course Outline
  • Musical precursors to hip hop
  • 1960s-1970s New York and the conditions that led to hip hop
  • Early pioneers
  • Four elements of hip hop
    • MCing
    • DJing
    • Breakdancing
    • Graffiti
  • Examination of major figures and subgenres
  • Intersections with other musics
  • Considerations of race, gender, class, etc

Student Learning Outcomes
Accurately describe musical elements of hip hop to demonstrate basic listening skills.

Investigate the historical, sociological, multicultural, economic, and technological dimensions of hip hop and its place in contemporary discourse.

Describe the five elements of hip hop and how they intersect.

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