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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

OER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE

OER Course Conversion Projects

 

OER for AFR 202:

Hip Hop Justice

 

 

 

  • Blackboard articles: these are marked in the syllabus with (BB)

  • Required Texts are marked in the syllabus with (RT)

    • (RT) Jay-Z, Decoded. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2011. Can purchase this book digitally from Amazon in the Kindle format, which can be read on all devices. Cost: $6.99

    • (RT) Chang, Jeff. Can't stop won't stop: A history of the hip-hop generation. St. Martin's Press, 2004.  Can purchase this book digitally from Amazon in the Kindle format, which can be read on all devices. Cost: $12.99

  • Other resources (books, articles, videos) can be accessed via the URL link provided. These resources are open and free.


WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

  • Special Guest: Harriet Lampkin, Esq. presents “I Rest My Case: Law, Life and Leadership in the Black South”

  • Raquel Rivera, “Enter the New York Ricans” (pp. 11-30) from Raquel Rivera, New York Ricans in the Hip Hop Zone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).  Access provided by Internet Archive Open Library. Free account with the Internet Archive required to read this e-book.

  • (RT) Jeff Chang, “Sipple Out Deh: Jamaica’s Roots”

  • Watch: Wu Tang: An American Saga, “Can It All Be So Simple” Episode 1. This video was taken down from YouTube. Available on Hulu.

WEEK 4

  • Special Guests: Drs. Lauren Leigh Kelly, Edmund Adjapong, and Ian Levy present Hip-Hop and Mental Health

  • (RT) Jeff Chang, “1982: Rapture in Reagan’s America”

  • Watch: Wu Tang: An American Saga, “Winter Warz” Ep. 2. This video was taken down from YouTube. Available on Hulu.

  • Special Guest: Dr. Tony Keith Jr. presents Ed Emcees

WEEK 5

WEEK 6

  • Special Guest: Caty Taborda-Whitt presents Surviving the Wilderness: Grad School & Fellowship Applications
  • (RT) Jay Z. Decoded. “Intro-Part I”
  • (RT) Jeff Chang, “Necropolis: The Bronx and the Politics of Abandonment”

WEEK 7

WEEK 8

WEEK 10

WEEK 11

  • Michelle Alexander, Conclusion (pp. 234-248), from The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2009). Library Resource; login with JJ credentials.
    • Note: The library has limited online access to this title. Only one copy, at a time, can be read (checkout is only for 1 hour, but can be renewed).

WEEK 12

  • Workshop for Showcase
  • Paul Butler Conclusion (pp. 216-225), from Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice (New Press, 2009). Library Resource; login with JJ credentials.
    • Note: The library has limited online access to this title (checkout is only for 1 hour at a time). Only one copy, at a time, can be read. 
  • (RT) Jay Z, Decoded. “Part IV-Conclusion”
  • Publicity check in; review logistics for Showcase
  • (RT) Jeff Chang, “New World Order: Globalization, Containment, and Counterculture at the End of the Century”.

WEEK 13

WEEK 14

  • Showcase!

WEEK 15

  • W(RAP)-UP of Class
    • De-brief of Showcase
    • Outline of rubric
    • Checklist for Lyrical Portfolio
    • Lyrical Portfolio due in class