The minor introduces students to the main themes represented in hip-hop cultures: appropriation and defense of spaces, mixing of different cultures, migrations, multilingualism, race, class, gender, religions, sexuality, nationality, politics and the economy, and the search for identity.
Studying Hip Hop Cultures provides students with a solid introduction and broad understanding of the origins and developing of the forms of expression that makeup hip-hop cultures throughout the world: hip-hop dance, rap music, graffiti/tagging, fashion, computer engineering, business, and film.
AFAS/SOC 220 Introduction to African American Studies
AFAS 302 Research Approaches
AFAS/RELI 335 Rap, Culture, and God
AFAS371 Hip-Hop Cinema
AFAS/FREN 373 US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
One of the Following Electives:
AFAS 200 Introduction to Africana Studies
AFAS 207African American History (1440-1877)
AFAS/HIST 208 African American History (1865-present)
AFAS 318 Pan African Dance Aesthetics
AFAS 439 Blacks in Hollywood
Double Use of Minor Course Work:
Up to 6 units of 300 level gen ed courses may be used toward this minor.