University of Washington offers class ...     

File Photo
Posted by Sarah
Rap News Network
7/16/2003 2:56:22 AM
Home > News
University of Washington offers class on Tupac
Related CDs & DVDs

2Pac
Best Of 2Pac-Part 1:Thug (2007)
List Price: $11.98
Our Price: $9.97
You Save: $2.01
Quantity: 

Joining universities such as Berkeley, The University of Washington is offering a class on Tupac for Autumn 2003.

"The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur"
Autumn 2003 CHID 496E, sln 2261, 2 cr, c/nc

This focus group will explore the literary influences present in the work of late poet and hip hop artist, Tupac Shakur. We will look at a variety of texts, including Sun Tzu's "The Art of War," Machiavelli's "The Prince," Frantz Fanon's "Wretched of the Earth" and various selections from the works of Shakespeare and the Bible. We will read these texts alongside Tupac's lyrics in an effort to better understand the "theory of being" proposed by his work.

The reading for this course will be intellectually challenging, and students will be required to read about 100 pages per week. Students should be somewhat familar with both the general history of hip hop and the biography of Tupac. (Recommended: "Yes, Yes, Ya'll: An Oral History of Hip-Hop's First Decade" by Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn and "Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur" by Michael Eric Dyson). We will construct reading assignments and outline requirements for final projects on the first day of class.

Click here to read full desciption

2Pac
2Pac Biography, 2Pac News, 2Pac Audio Streams, 2Pac Music Videos, 2Pac Pictures, 2Pac Interviews, 2Pac CD & DVD Releases, 2Pac Chat, 2Pac Song Lyrics, 2Pac Web Links
Official Site
2PACLEGACY.COM
Options Email 
2Pac's Mother Responds To LA Times Article
"Rollin' With Dre" Tells About 2 Decades With Dr. Dre
Shakur Estate Files Injunction Against Death Row Records
Tupac Shakur Estate Partners With EverGreen Copyrights
Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation Add Presenters To Awards
Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation Seeks Filmmaker Entries
First Semi-Annual Tupac Amaru Shakur Film Screening Announced
BET Offers Black History Month TV Specials
Brand New 2Pac (Tupac Shakur) Hip-Hop CD Released
Many Hip Hop Events To Celebrate 2Pac's New Album
Tupac (2Pac) Shakur Gets Revived On "Pac's Life" Album
Hip Hop DVD Profiles "Death Before Dishonor"
Various photos used on this site have been used with permission from the copyright holder Gobi. Find more in his book "Thru My Eyes."
Copyright 1998-2008 Tupac-Online. All rights reserved. Rap News Network