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    Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSIC 108 - Exploration of Making Rap

Number of Credits: 3
Examine the lyrics and music of rap. Explore the creative process of rap using digital technology. Discuss cultural and social contexts of rap’s creators, both in the US and globally. Evaluate artists’ use of rap’s musical and lyrical traits as political communication and social resistance. Analyze, interpret, and create songs. (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Diversity: meets diversity requirement
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101  
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Connect the cultural heritage of rap and the function and content of rap. (GE3, GE7, GE8) 
2. Relate the cultural heritage of rap with the musical and lyrical traits of rap. (GE3, GE6, GE8) 
3. Analyze music and lyrics as strategies of resistance. (GE1, GE
3, GE4,GE8)  
4. Articulate diverse views of different cultures and communities. (GE4, GE7, GE8) 
5. Examine rap’s political communication and resistance in the US and globally within the artists’ own social and cultural contexts.  (GE6, GE8) 
6. Create advanced lyrical devices, rhyme schemes, and allusions. (GE1, GE6) 
7. Create music with digital audio platforms.  (GE3, GE5)
8. Analyze rap within the context of cultural appropriation from minstrelsy to today. (GE3, GE4, GE8)

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