MUSC1119 - Intro to Hip-Hop

3 (3/0/0)
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 6 and 7. This survey course for the general college student introduces the elements, structural designs, culture and historical styles of hip-hop music. Students explore how the music is made and learn about the origins of hip-hop culture.
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of the scope and variety of musical expression in hip-hop music.
  2. Analyze hip-hop music as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  3. Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of hip-hop music and how it shapes American society and culture, in particular how it addresses discrimination and exclusion.
  4. Respond critically to various hip-hop music using elements of music such as melody, rhythm, texture, harmony and timbre.
  5. Analyze personal attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism and bigotry related to hip-hop music.
  6. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.
  7. Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups expressed in various hip-hop music types.
  8. Examine the development and changing meanings of hip-hop culture in United States history and culture.
  9. Articulate an informed response to current and contemporary hip-hop music styles.
Goal Areas
6. The Humanities and Fine Arts
7. Human Diversity