Five Towns College 2021-2022 Catalog 
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Five Towns College 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 213 - Hip Hop Literature

Credits: 3
Class Hours: 3
This course will study hip-hop as an independent genre of literature worthy of study within the literary tradition, through the work of notable artists from each movement of hip-hop, such as DJ Kool Herc, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, N.W.A, Eminem, and Kanye West. This course will explore hip-hop as poetry and examine the ways in which rap music innovates the written and spoken word, through identifying and evaluating the essential elements of storytelling that are present in rap music and critique troubling lyrics in hip-hop, challenging them in order to apply the methods to canonical literature.

Prerequisites: ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)