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University Of Arizona Is First To Offer Minor In Hip-Hop

Source:  Cindy Carcamo / Los Angeles Times

Most people consider New York and Los Angeles to be the centers of hip-hop culture, but it’s Tucson where students will find the first university to offer a minor dedicated to the movement.

The University of Arizona has recently added the concentration to its Africana Studies minor program. The decision is part of a trend to give serious academic study to the subject.

The curriculum is bound to be a hit with students, said Alain-Philippe Durand, interim director of the Africana Studies program. Though the concentration is new, the university has offered hip-hop courses since 2004.

Last spring, a class on hip-hop cinema at the university filled up in a matter of hours. Students then began emailing the teacher in an attempt to add the course.

To read this article in its entirety visit the Los Angeles Times.

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