MLL 425 - Postcolonial Francophone Rap/Hip-Hop
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Examination of the success of rap and hip hop as outlets to express the social concerns of the various ethnicities of the Francophone world. Concentration on socio-cultural and literary perspectives.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: MLL 4110.
Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Oral Communication: Students will be able to express themselves in more than one language with sufficient accuracy and clarity to carry on conversations with native speakers and to give oral presentations appropriate to the undergraduate level. Students will be able to appreciate the various components of diverse cultures. Through in-class discussions and group work, students will also learn how to work collaboratively an open-minded and respectful way. This will prepare them for their future workplace. (ILOs 2,3 4,5,):
- Written Communication: Students will be able to express themselves in more than one written language with a fair amount of sophistication, integrating research information while giving adequate credit to the sources used. They will also have the ability to convey critical ideas in both academic and social contexts in a respectful way. (ILOs 1,2,5)
- Critical Thinking: Students will be familiar with major creative texts, and other cultural productions such as art, music, cinema, and history. They will also learn critical thinking, critical and analytical methods that are reinforced by their language skills. They should be able to relate a variety of cultural productions to the socio-cultural contexts in which they developed. (ILOs 1,2,3,5)
- Multicultural Diversity: Students will demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge of ethnic cultural diversity, and other forms of diversity such as gender, while developing an appreciation of contributions to the body of diverse cultural productions, such as art, music, cinema, and history. (SLOs 220.127.116.11)
- Social Justice and Sustainability: Students will be able to act responsibly and recognize the historical and individual perspectives vs the global. Students will demonstrate knowledge of global barriers to equality and social justice, identify and critically assess social, cultural, historical, political, national and/or global inequalities while acquiring the knowledge of multicultural diversity in more than one area. Students will be able to use multiple forms (essay, research, creative expression) and mediums of communication (on the ground, social media, television, radio) to investigate, participate in, and/or critique social justice movements in an open-minded and respectful manner. (ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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