CMS 359 - Language, Culture, Communication of Hip-Hop - Streeck
Fulfills the Communication and Culture Requirement
TTH 12:30-2 in CMA A3.112
Class size = 40
This class looks at the hip-hop nation as a model speech community, to find out what makes a speech community work. We study the innovative things that rappers do with language (the speech acts they perform, their poetry, metaphors, and so on), and how their ways with words have produced new social networks, forms of communication, shared meanings, values-in short: a new culture.
Tricia Rose,Black Noise. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1994.
Tricia Rose, The Hip-Hop Wars, New York 2008
Adam Bradley, A Book of Rhymes. The Poetics of Hip Hop. Basic Civitas 2009 (ISBN 978-0-465-00347-1)
Electronic reading packet.
Four short on-line quizzes; one paper; final (short answer).
Limited enrollment for non-majors. Upper-division standing required.