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Georgia M. Roberts
CHID 270
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Each special topics course examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework.

Class description

This course will explore the literary-historical influences present in the work of late poet and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur. We will look at a variety of texts, including Sun Tzuís "The Art of War," Machiavelliís "The Prince," Frantz Fanonís "Wretched of the Earth" and various selections from the works of Antonio Gramsci and Huey P. Newton. We will read these texts alongside Tupacís lyrics in an effort to understand the ďtheory of beingĒ proposed by his work.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

There will be two shorter papers (5-6pp) and a final project.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Georgia M. Roberts
Date: 05/01/2004