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ETHN 265 –  Evolution-HipHopCulture-CIPHER (CRN: 48435) at  Skyline College for Spring 2024

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ETHN 265 Evolution of Hip Hop Culture: A Socio-Economic and Political Perspective

Exploration of the history, aesthetics, mechanics, and politics of Hip Hop culture analyzed from a social, economic, and political perspective. Emphasis on the African American aspects and African-centered qualities of the cultural movement known as Hip Hop. Analyzes how these movements help shape and inform Hip Hop culture in music, fashion, language, film, lifestyles, and media.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C2, 9D3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU Area C2, Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)

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Department: Ethnic Studies

Number of Units: 3

This course is part of the CIPHER Learning Community. Interested students may join the CIPHER Hip Hop Learning Community cohort but are not required to do so. If you would like more information, visit or have questions, please contact Marisa Thigpen, Learning Communities Program Services Coordinator, at (650) 738-7178, or by email at

CI - Lecture and/or Discussion
Meeting Date: 01/16-05/16
Meeting Time: 11:10am-12:25pm
Days: T, Th
Building: 01 Room: 1107
Instructor: Arnetta Villela-Smith
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class January 29, 2024
Last day to drop with a refund January 29, 2024
Last day to drop without a "W" February 4, 2024
Last day to drop with a "W" April 25, 2024
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass Grading Option May 16, 2024
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