Hip Hop Poetics Class Begins
This spring semester, OSU-Tulsa is offering a Hip Hop Poetics course that is open to students for credit and to the public as a non-credit option. The course will take place at OSU-Tulsa with a remote option available.
The public can register for the class at tul.catalog.instructure.com/courses/hip-hop-poetics--beats-rhymes-life.
Students should talk to their advisor and then register for the course in myOKSTATE.
Led by Quraysh Ali Lansana, the course will provide students the basic knowledge and tools to build a solid foundation in the history and culture of Hip Hop, including writing and experimenting in the foundational and groundbreaking aesthetics of hiphop cultural practice. We will also explore the history and contemporary public practice of hip-hop; as a music, art, cultural and political form and forum; from its conscious counter of hegemony to its inclusion and move into the center of popular culture. The significance and impact of Hip Hop aesthetic and contextual explorations in the U.S. will also be ascertained. Students will be able to identify and distinguish various forms and elements of Hip Hop lyrics, music and culture and will acquire the vocabulary to discuss the artist’s use of language and other relevant elements.