Rel 90 (AAS 90) Tupac: Thug Life and the Black Revolutionary Tradition (4)

We will explore the religious, existential, political, and ethical dimensions of RAP in relation to the work of Tupac Shakur.  We will analyze Tupac’s work—alongside classic memoirs, documentaries, and social theory texts—with an interest in understanding the conceptions of God, justice, love, the sacred, and the profane reflected in them, and how these conceptions connect to and reflect American and African American cultural practices and traditions.  Graded assignments will include oral presentations, creative expression projects, and analytical essays.

Requirement: 
(HU)
Instructor: 
Terrance Wiley
Availability: 
Current
Fall
2014