Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science
Fall 2024
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 (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 5:06pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 050
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024