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Integrative Arts (INART)

INART 126 (GA;US) (AF AM 126) The Popular Arts in America: The History of Rock and Roll - Hip-Hop (3) An examination of the roots, development, and significance of hip-hop in our culture.

INART (AF AM) 126 The Popular Arts in America: The History of Hip-Hop (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Hip-hop is an important and historically significant genre in popular music that initially began in the South Bronx in the early 1970s and has grown to become one of the most influential, controversial, and important new genres in popular music to emerge in the last quarter of the 20th century. It now holds a significant place in our culture and has become a cultural force of global significance. Through an examination of the now forty-year history of hip-hop in our culture and internationally, students gain an understanding of the role played by hip-hop in shaping both our musical and cultural sensibilities and the historical and social movements that influenced and led to the development of hip-hop as a musical genre and lifestyle.

General Education: GA
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2014

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