CMS 359 CMS 359. Language, Culture, and Communication of Hip-Hop. 3 Hours.
Uses hip-hop music as a model for understanding a speech community. Focuses on language innovation and the creation of new social networks, forms of communication, and cultural meaning and values. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Communication Studies 359 and 367 (Topic: Language, Culture, and Communication in the Hip-Hop Nation) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.