Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Hip Hop: Skill, Style, Science

Fall 2022

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 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:06pm 8/16/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 509

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022