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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DAN 330 Hip Hop Dance History

3 Credit(s) DPDS
This course will explore hip hop dance history and culture from several points of entry: chronological, political, aesthetic, sonic and geographical. The historical focus of the course locates hip hop dance as a personal, interactive and cultural expression. Students will navigate through the evolution of hip hop from its birthplace in the Bronx, NY through its development into a global phenomenon. The course will discuss the elements of hip hop culture: DJ, B-Boy/Girl, Graffiti Art, MC, and Beat Box, and how they intersect. Students will explore how hip hop influences and is influenced by geopolitics, race, gender and other social structures. Three lecture hours per week. Required for dance majors with a Hip Hop option. Prerequisite: DAN 220