Associate Director, African-American Cultural Program, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
Entrepreneurial course taught by Professor Patterson
AFRO 398, Hip Hop and Social Entrepreneurship- The Emerging Implications of Cultural Capitalism and How it Can Be Used to Instigate Social Change
Hip Hop Culture emerged in the late 1970’s and 1980’s as a platform through which young people from marginalized communities expressed themselves to the world. This course will focus on the implications of acquiring new wealth and being “young, black, rich and famous” (Boyd 2002). Student will also review and build on the work of researchers such as Tyson (2003) Davis (2003), and Gant & Stokes (2002), examining the use of Hip Hop program development and intervention theory for addressing social concerns such as HIV/AIDS and African American female identity. It will also engage students in culturally specific policy analysis, indigenous evaluation, and grant research methods from a Hip Hop perspective.
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