Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hip Hop

Fall 2019

Taught By: Samuel Sellers

Section: A

CRN: 3224

Credits: 3

This course explores hip hop aesthetics, techniques, and history by focusing on the music and discourse of those who are engaged in hip hop culture, including (but not limited to) emceeing, deejaying, graffiti writing, and breaking. The focus of the course is on elements of musical style, such as rhythm, form, stress and rhyme patterns, and sampling. Other topics include politics, issues of authenticity, and the connections between hip hop and African diasporic practices. The course offers opportunities for performance and composition. Familiarity with Western music notation is not required. This course counts toward the Ethnicities and Race minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:15am 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 624

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/12/2019