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Georgetown Offers Academic Course about Rapper Jay-Z
The College Fix ^ | December 5, 2011 | College Fix Staff

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 music’s biggest stars:

WASHINGTON – Michael Eric Dyson parses Jay-Z’s lyrics as if analyzing fine literature. The rapper’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecollegefix.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Music/Entertainment; Poetry; Society
KEYWORDS: class; georgetown; jayz; rap

1 posted on 12/06/2011 7:37:55 AM PST by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

Resume’ booster /s


2 posted on 12/06/2011 7:40:36 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Academiadotorg

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”).


3 posted on 12/06/2011 7:42:02 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: Academiadotorg

Another degree enhancer which will drive some student who’s stupid enough to take it straight to the Occupy Wall Street crowd.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 7:44:30 AM PST by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Academiadotorg

“education”

How worthless it has become.


5 posted on 12/06/2011 7:46:38 AM PST by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: Academiadotorg

About as worthy as a course praising Bruce Ismay while one is a passenger on the Titanic


6 posted on 12/06/2011 7:47:51 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Academiadotorg

“Got 99 problems but college ain’t one!”


7 posted on 12/06/2011 7:58:34 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Academiadotorg

No wonder our children aren’t educated.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 8:00:04 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Academiadotorg
This pretty much says it all....



Cheers,

knewshound

http://www.knewshound.blogspot.com/
9 posted on 12/06/2011 8:04:52 AM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: Academiadotorg

And if you’re lucky, they’ll let you borrow $100,000 to study stuff like this!!!


10 posted on 12/06/2011 8:14:04 AM PST by PGR88
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