English 51 - Summer Sessions II, 2022

Hip Hop as Poetry

Class Information

Instructor: Kong, Amanda
CRN: 71426
Time: TR 2:10-4:40
Location: 141 Olson
GE Areas: American Cultures, Governance, and History Domestic Diversity


This course will focus on the poetic qualities of hip hop. By examining the formal techniques, tropes, and styles of artists like NWA, Jay Z, and MF Doom, we will learn how to analyze poetry and how to think about hip hop as a narrative tool in its political and cultural context.


Contract grading