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Course Schedule for AMERICAN STUDIES - January 2017
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Dist Qtr
1008 AMST-290-01 Hip Hop in Film 0.50 SEM Conway,Nicholas J. MTWF: 1:40PM-5:00PM SH - N128  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: No class Tuesday 1/10, or Monday, 1/16
  Through the lens of the six unique films that embody the aesthetic of Hip Hop culture, this course examines Hip Hop’s cinematic representation over the span of the past thirty years. Through critical analysis of Hip Hop on the silver screen, students explore how the entertainment industry has framed the public’s understanding of Hip Hop. At the same time, students are taught to reflect upon the role Hip Hop has played in the culture in which they came of age. Particular emphasis is placed upon the way in which Hip Hop culture has served to redefine issues of race, gender, sexuality, ownership, commodification, and public space.