Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science

Fall 2021

Taught By: Samuel Sellers

Section: A

CRN: 11186

Credits: 4

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.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

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: 3:26pm 9/28/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/16/2021