RCIDIV 350 - Special Topics
Fall 2023, Section 001 - Detroiters Speak -- Desti-Nations of Hip-hop: 50 Years of Hip-hop from a Detroit Lens
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Interdivisional (RCIDIV)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Waitlist Capacity:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Partial Term 9/27/23 - 11/8/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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In this "Detroiters Speak" series offered by the Semester in Detroit program, students will be given a Detroit lens to critically explore the meaning and significance of Hip Hop over its 50 year history. Presented in partnership with Detroit artists and cultural workers Khary Frazier and Sterling Toles, this series aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the genre's influence and its significance in shaping contemporary society, while delving specifically into the fascinating history of hip-hop and its roots in the vibrant city of Detroit. This includes explorations of the early developments, influential artists, and significant milestones that contributed to the emergence of hip-hop in Detroit, highlighting the city's unique contributions to the genre. Students will learn from and with a range of Detroit artists exploring themes such as musical innovation, cultural identity and expression, language and slang, social activism and empowerment, global influence and cross-cultural exchange, technology and digital culture.

This one-credit mini-course will meet twice in Ann Arbor (9/27 and 11/15) and four times in Detroit (10/4, 10/18, 10/25, and 11/8). In addition, there will be a Women in Hip-Hop performance in Detroit on the evening of Saturday, October 28th that is optional but strongly encouraged. Students are welcome to provide their own transit, but free round-trip bus transportation is provided from Ann Arbor to Detroit - the bus will depart Ann Arbor at 5:30pm and return around 9:45pm. Light dinner is provided at the four Detroit sessions from 6:30pm-7:00pm. Note: the Detroit classes are all open to the general public as well.

Drop/Add deadline is 10/10.


RCIDIV 350 - Special Topics
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
W 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Partial Term 9/27/23 - 11/8/23
Note: This one-credit mini-course will meet twice in Ann Arbor (9/27 and 11/15) and four times in Detroit (10/4, 10/18, 10/25, and 11/8). Drop/Add deadline is 10/10.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Partial Term 10/18/23 - 12/6/23

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