Hip Hop Pedagogy & Practice

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hip Hop Pedagogy & Practice

Spring 2021

Taught By: Samuel Sellers

Section: AX

CRN: 3549

Credits: 4

This course examines the power of the hip hop elements (MCing, DJing, graffiti, breakdancing, beatboxing, beatmaking, archiving) as tools for teaching and empowering activism agency. Grounded in hip hop culture and critical pedagogy, students will develop an analytic lens that will be used to "close read" the world and respond to social justice issues on both artistic and educational platforms. Project-based work covers investigating personal educational experiences; the evolution and current iterations of the hip hop elements; examining activist artwork; drafting arts education lesson plans and creating original artistic response pieces to social justice issues. This course will highlight artist educators/artist activists who span the stage, the studio, and the classroom as case studies drawn from around the world. As we consider hip hop cultural tenets re-imagined as a framework for teaching, learning and civic engagement, students will be introduced to local hip hop artist educators, exploring mentorship and entrepreneurship on the community level. As a culminating project, students will propose and design a university-level course syllabus that reflects our studies, personal passions and an applied understanding of hip hop pedagogy.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021