Jun 13, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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SOCL 213 - Sociology of Hip Hop


Credit(s): 3-6
3-6 hours lecture, 3-6 hours contact
Prerequisite(s): An intermediate level course in sociology.
This seminar analyzes the cultural origins and impact of Rap and Hip Hop. This music became one of the most popular forms of cultural expression during the late 20th century. Theoretical approaches to the study of culture will be combined with readings and discussion of the relationship of culture and society, the process of cultural productions, and the reception of culture by society. Although traditional sociological concepts of popular culture will be analyzed, the course will be guided primarily by recent theories of popular cultures within feminist studies, American studies, and cultural studies. In addition, students will explore the economic and political impact of Rap and Hip Hop on society. The authors will include: Tricia Rose, Nelson George, William Perkins, Cornel West and Gina Dent. A Life Arts Project is required. Only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Science program. 



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