Skip to comments.Georgetown Offers Academic Course about Rapper Jay-Z
Posted on 12/06/2011 7:37:52 AM PST by Academiadotorg
Forget the books. This semester, Georgetown students might need to bring woofers and turntables to class instead. According to USA Today, the university is offering a sociology class focusing on the career of one of rap musics biggest stars:
WASHINGTON Michael Eric Dyson parses Jay-Zs lyrics as if analyzing fine literature. The rappers riffs on luxury cars and tailored clothes and boasts of being the Mike Jordan of recording may make for catchy rhymes, but to Dyson, they also reflect incisive social commentary.
Dyson, a professor, author, radio host and television personality, has offered at Georgetown University this semester a popular if unusual class dedicated to Jay-Z and his career. The course, Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z, may seem an unlikely offering at a Jesuit, majority-white school that counts former President Bill Clinton among its alumni. But Dyson insists that his class confronts topics present in any sociology course: racial and gender identity, sexuality, capitalism and economic inequality.
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Resume’ booster /s
Ah, a timely example of the absolute worthlessness of a modern liberal arts “education”.
And remember, your tax dollars will help subsidize the cretins who learn about “music” from uber-cretins (the “professor” and the “artist”).
Another degree enhancer which will drive some student who’s stupid enough to take it straight to the Occupy Wall Street crowd.
How worthless it has become.
“Got 99 problems but college ain’t one!”
No wonder our children aren’t educated.
And if you’re lucky, they’ll let you borrow $100,000 to study stuff like this!!!
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