Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
This I& S and VLPA 5 credits course will facilitate the experiential education needed to create, produce, and promote student created music and films. The students will have the opportunity to investigate social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, reflective citizenship, and self-sufficiency. We will also examine the relationship between Hip Hop culture, social science theories, and experiential learning. Class lectures will focus on understanding the specific ways in which Hip Hop is used to organize community specifically underrepresented, indigenous, and marginalized communities of color. The content of the art produced will reflect the higher conscious perspective gained from learning and understanding the course material.
Student learning goals
Students will utilize and emphasize social science/cultural studies frameworks as we examine concepts of identity, culture group formation, and social/political structure to broaden our understanding of patterns of relations and power between dominant and the historically, culturally, politically, economically, socially disenfranchised groups in the U.S.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading