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Hip Hop History BA Degree

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Program Description

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.


Scholarships

See scholarships available to NCCU History (and other) majors.

Requirements

General Education Requirement

Freshmen and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.

Departmental Requirements (must have a 'C' or better):

  • Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. The last 30 credit hours must be completed at NCCU.
  • Students must complete the General Education Requirements required by the University. See the “General Education” section in this catalog.
  • History major requirements-complete the following:

HIST 1100 World Societies to 1650

HIST 2000 Historical Writing and Literature WI (must be taken in sophomore year).

HIST 2210 United States History to 1865

HIST 2220 United States History Since 1865

HIST 2890 Methods and Applications in History

  • Two courses from the following areas.  No more than one course in one area:  African History, European History, and Latin American History.

HIST 2410 African History to 1800 

HIST 2420 African History Since 1800 

HIST 2610 Latin American History: The Colonial Period, 1480-1820 

HIST 2620 Latin American History: The National Period 

HIST 3010 Problems in European History 

HIST 3040 Topics in African History 

HIST 3070 Topics in the African Diaspora 

HIST 3100 Independent Readings in European History 

HIST 3115 Europe, 1500-1815 

HIST 3118 Europe, 1815-1914 

HIST 3145 History of Russia to the Revolution 

HIST 3150 History of England to 1688 

HIST 3160 History of England since 1688 

HIST 3180 History of France since the Enlightenment. 

HIST 3410 Ancient Africa 

HIST 3420 State Formation in Pre-Colonial Africa 

HIST 3430 Africa Under Colonial Rule 

HIST 3440 Africa Since Independence 

HIST 3450 African Economic History 

HIST 3600 Independent Readings in Latin American History 

HIST 3710 Introduction to African Diaspora History 

HIST 4010 Seminar in European History 

HIST 4040 Seminar in African History 

HIST 4060 Seminar in Latin American History 

HIST 4070 Seminar in the African Diaspora 

HIST 4110 Europe Since 1914 

HIST 4120 European Diplomatic History, 1879 to the Present 

HIST 4140 The Revolutionary Era and Napoleon 

HIST 4150 European Intellectual History 

HIST 4160 The African Presence in Europe 

HIST 4170 The New Europeans: Race and Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Europe 

HIST 4400 Independent Readings in African History 

HIST 4450 History of the Making of Contemporary South Africa 

HIST 4470 History of Pan-Africanism to 1963 

HIST 4620 Latin American Revolution 

HIST 4630 The African Presence in Latin America

HIST 4640 Latin American History Through Literature and Film 

HIST 4755 Topics in African Diaspora History 

HIST 4020 Seminar in American History  

HIST 4040 Seminar in African History  

HIST 4050 Seminar in African American History 

HIST 4060 Seminar in Latin American History 

HIST 4070 Seminar in the African Diaspora 

  • At least 18 hours from any other 2000 level or higher undergraduate course.

HIST 2000 Historical Writing and Literature 

HIST 2080 Problems in the History of Women to 1750 

HIST 2081 Problems in the History of Women Since 1750  

HIST 2110 Ancient History  

HIST 2120 Medieval History  

HIST 2210 United States History to 1865 

HIST 2220 United States History Since 1865  

HIST 2410 African History to 1800  

HIST 2420 African History Since 1800  

HIST 2610 Latin American History: The Colonial Period, 1480-1820  

HIST 2620 Latin American History: The National Period  

HIST 2910 Histories and Societies of South Asia Prior to 1750 

HIST 3010 Problems in European History  

HIST 3020 Problems in American History  

HIST 3040 Topics in African History  

HIST 3070 Topics in the African Diaspora  

HIST 3100 Independent Readings in European History  

HIST 3115 Europe, 1500-1815 

HIST 3118 Europe, 1815-1914 

HIST 3145 History of Russia to the Revolution  

HIST 3150 History of England to 1688  

HIST 3160 History of England since 1688  

HIST 3180 History of France since the Enlightenment.  

HIST 3210 American Military History  

HIST 3220 Recent United States History  

HIST 3230 American Urban History  

HIST 3250 American Economic History  

HIST 3260 American Labor History  

HIST 3410 Ancient Africa  

HIST 3420 State Formation in Pre-Colonial Africa  

HIST 3430 Africa Under Colonial Rule  

HIST 3440 Africa Since Independence  

HIST 3450 African Economic History  

HIST 3500 Independent Readings in African American History  

HIST 3510 African American History to 1865  

HIST 3520 African American History Since 1865  

HIST 3600 Independent Readings in Latin American History  

HIST 3630 History of Central America  

HIST 3710 Introduction to African Diaspora History  

HIST 3900 Internship in Historical Studies  

HIST 3910 South Asia Under British Imperial Rule, 1750-1885 

HIST 3920 The Unmaking of the British Empire in India, 1885-1947 

HIST 4010 Seminar in European History  

HIST 4020 Seminar in American History  

HIST 4040 Seminar in African History  

HIST 4050 Seminar in African American History  

HIST 4060 Seminar in Latin American History  

HIST 4070 Seminar in the African Diaspora  

HIST 4110 Europe Since 1914  

HIST 4120 European Diplomatic History, 1879 to the Present  

HIST 4130 Renaissance, Reformation, and European Expansion  

HIST 4140 The Revolutionary Era and Napoleon  

HIST 4150 European Intellectual History  

HIST 4160 The African Presence in Europe  

HIST 4170 The New Europeans: Race and Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Europe  

HIST 4200 Independent Readings in American History  

HIST 4210 Foreign Relations of the United States  

HIST 4230 Constitutional History of the United States  

HIST 4310 History of North Carolina  

HIST 4400 Independent Readings in African History  

HIST 4450 History of the Making of Contemporary South Africa  

HIST 4470 History of Pan-Africanism to 1963 

HIST 4510 Modern African American History Since 1900  

HIST 4610 History of the Caribbean  

HIST 4620 Latin American Revolution  

HIST 4630 The African Presence in Latin America

HIST 4640 Latin American History Through Literature and Film

HIST 4755 Topics in African Diaspora History

HIST 4810 Oral History-Theory 

HIST 4910 Comparative Slavery  

HIST 4940 Fiction, Film and South Asia’s Past (cross-listed with English Department) 

  • In courses A-F students must earn at least a grade of “C”.  “D” or “F” grades must be repeated.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major and overall is required for graduation.

Concentration Requirements

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.

Pre-requisites:

HIST 2310 History of Hip Hop (Comprehensive) 

HIST 1540 The Black Experience Since 1865 

HIST 3520 African American History Since 1865 

SOCI 2300 Environment, Economy and Society 

HIST 2320 History of Hip Hop (Audio) - Intensive prerequisite is HIST 2310 History of Hip Hop (Comprehensive)

Course listing for concentration in Hip Hop:

ART 1200 African-American Art History 

ENG 3420 African American Literature II 

ENG 3800 Creative Writing: Poetry 

GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography 

GEOG 3700 Social Geography

GEOG 3600 Geography of Hip-Hop 

HIST 3522 The Black Female Body in American Culture 

HIST 3523 Black Feminist and Feminist Thought 

MSCM 2460 Mass Media and American Popular Culture 

MKT 3210 Principles of Marketing 

MUSL 1001 Hip Hop in Context 

MUSL 3000 Commercial Music 

MUSL 3800 The Music Industry 

MUSL 3860 Acoustics and Introduction to Music Technology 

MUSL 3870 Production I 

MUSL 4860 Production II 

MUSL 4780 Post-Production

PSY 3500 Intro to Black Psychology 

SOCI 2300 Environment, Economy and Society 


Contact Information

Name: Charles Johnson, Assistant Professor and Director of the Public History Program, Web Liaison
Email: cjohns63@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-5013
Fax: (919) 530-5392
Office Location: 202A Edmonds Classroom Building
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