Hip Hop Cultures - EGST 0208

Ethnic & Gender Studies

Westfield State University

Credits: 3

Subject Area(s): Music, Sociology

Credential(s): Bachelor's Degree


Hip Hop refers primarily to a mode of self-expression for urban youth culture through rap, turntablism, graffiti and breaking. It has evolved not only within the confines of American mainstream culture, but it has also become a global movement. Tracing the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken, and literary manifestations of hip-hop in the “American cultural imaginary”, we will also investigate specific cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms, and discuss how the media portrays and profits from the impact hip-hop. Some of the topics that we will study closely include, but are not limited to gender, cross-cultural impact of hip-hop, identity formation, sexism and homophobia.

Register for Class

Check out the college’s website for more information and to register for this class.

Find Out More

Hip Hop Cultures Online Offerings

Course Section Time Instructor Format Start Date End Date
No current offerings for this course.

Hip Hop Cultures Associated Programs

Program ID Name Subject Area(s) Percent Online
EGSTEthnic & Gender StudiesReligion, Sociology

Still have some questions?

A college representative can answer any of your questions
and help you get registered.

Contact a representative