The mission of the Department of History at North Carolina Central University is to prepare its students to succeed in the field of history by offering them rich theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills to help them excel intellectually, and professionally. As a reflection of the cultural and intellectual diversity of the global community, the department will promote multi-cultural learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, top-rated research, and state-of-the-art technology and hands-on experience.
The Department of History offers a major and minor in history at the baccalaureate level. The primary mission of the department is to educate both undergraduate and graduate students in the search for truth through excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service, thus developing students with knowledge, technological competence, aesthetic and ethical values to be successful in a global society. The Department will provide history majors and minors with an educational environment and experience that will prepare them to teach at the secondary school level, to pursue graduate study, or to find employment in law, government service, industry, and other public and private sectors.
Freshmen and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.
HIST 2000 Historical Writing and Literature WI (must be taken in sophomore year).
The Hip Hop concentration provides students with a solid introduction and broad understanding of the origins and developing of the forms of expression that make up hip-hop cultures throughout the world: hip-hop dance, geography, psychology, mass communications, english, rap music, graffiti/tagging, fashion, business, and film. The concentration introduces students to the main themes represented in hip-hop cultures: appropriation and defense of spaces, mixing of different cultures, migrations, multilingualism, race, class, gender, religions, sexuality, nationality, politics and the economy, and, the search for identity.
Credit Hours: Students will be required to take a total of 12 credit hours in the interdisciplinary courses listed for the concentration to meet the requirements for the concentration.
Course listing for concentration in Hip Hop:
GEOG 3700 Social Geography
MUSL 4780 Post-Production
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