Hip Hop and Religion

ENGLISH 299

For many people, hip-hop and religion are incompatible. Hip-hop seems to be defined by materialism, arrogance, violence, misogyny, and a general rejection of sacred ideals and values. In this course, we will challenge these assumptions by exploring the intersections between hip hop and religion, while questioning what these terms mean and signify. We will examine aspects of hip-hop (rap lyrics, video images, cultural rituals, films) that explicitly or implicitly express religious commitments and sensibilities. Instructor: Winters
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 248
  • GSF 299
  • RELIGION 248
Typically Offered
Occasionally