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2023 Fall > UGRD > AMST > AMST 263

The History of Hip Hop and Hip Hop as History

Course #: AMST 263

This course examines how significant American cultural form is a vessel for understanding history and social issues. We will explore hip hop from numerous angles: its historical development, various ways of interpreting it textually, the social conversations it has hosted and the many cultural categories it has penetrated, including film and television, literature, fashion, and journalism. There will be several visitors to the class who are engaged in the Boston hip hop scene, and students will work with the hip hop archive that the Healey library has acquired as well as interacting with hip hop's Boston manifestations. This is a hands-on, interactive course designed with the support of the Mellon Foundation.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3455 TuTh
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Bridgeman,Jared Keith|Melnick,Jeffrey University Hall Y02-2300
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Capacity: 140
Enrolled: 140
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
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Course Attributes: United States, Humanities