There is no required text. We will, however, use a number of PDFs from the following reader:
- Forman, Murray, and Mark Anthony Neal. 2012. That’s the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Ed. New York: Routledge.
Everything is available online or will be posted on the course website. The schedule is subject to change at my discretion; I will hand out material occasionally if we need to make a last-minute change in the syllabus, or as the situation otherwise calls for it. The syllabus is also be available online; but you’ll need to be in class on a very regular basis in order to catch the latest announcements (note that the syllabus also contain links to selected readings).
- Class Participation Self-Evaluation = 25%
- Story Maps Proposal Outline = 25%
- Story Maps Final Project = 30%
- Story Maps Overview Pecha Kucha
Note: A major component of the class participation you’ll be self-evaluating will be your contributions to our online, asynchronous discussions (primarily on Slack). Also, the remaining 20% of your overall grade will come from homework assignments.
Note: I’m constantly experimenting to try to find the best narrative framework and sequencing to present this material; sometimes things don’t work and have to be changed. Consult your syllabus for our general marching direction, but be advised once again that I make announcements in class, typically at the beginning of the period, when changes have to be made.