Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science
Fall 2023
Taught By: Samuel Sellers
Section: A

CRN: 11186

Credits: 4

This course explores Hip Hop aesthetics, techniques, and history by focusing on the artistic Elements of the Culture: DJing, Breaking, MCing, Graffiti, Beatmaking, Beatboxing, and archiving. We study the pre-history, genesis, evolution, and diaspora of Hip Hop, and identify pioneering contributors, foundational skills, and ethical concerns of each Element. We lead with inquiry oriented towards discovery, storytelling, and understanding/challenging how narratives become institutionalized. Other topics include politics, issues of authenticity, and critical consciousness across eras and Elements. The course provides opportunities for performance, composition, and collaboration, with The Cypher as a centerpiece.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:42pm EDT 3/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 509
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023