Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Coverage of Michael Eric Dyson's Jay-Z Course

This fall at Georgetown University, Michael Eric Dyson taught a course entitled "The Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z." The course drew considerable media attention this semester. Rarely has a black studies-related course gained so much publicity.

There have been college courses on rap and rap stars before, but Dyson is popular and so was his subject Jay-Z. In addition, the course was offered at the prestigious Georgetown University which gave the class even more credibility and attention.  I've provided links to only 20 or so of the many, many news articles about the class that appeared over the last couple of months.

• December 19: Michael Eric Dyson to Teach Jay-Z 101, The Network Journal 
• December 9: Decoding Jay-Z at Georgetown University, AllHiphop.com
• December 7: Dyson Calls Jay-Z 'An Icon Of American Excellence', Vibe
• December 5: Professor teaches class on the wisdom of Jay-Z, The Chicago Sun-Times
• December 3: 'Hova' as homework? Professor teaches course on Jay-Z lyrics, Sctimes
• December 2: Jay-Z provides the blueprint for college course, USA Today
• December 2: Reading, writing, rap? Jay-Z inspires college course, TheGrio
• December 2: Jay-Z's Georgetown Class, Huffington Post, BlackVoices
• November 3: You Won’t Learn Hip Hop in This Man’s Classroom, Gawker
• November 2: Jay-Z 101: Georgetown sociology course, Washington Post
• October 20: J-Hoya: Georgetown Offers Course on Jay-Z, ABC News
• October 17: Professor offers Jay-Z 101, Vancouver Sun 
• October 16: Jay Z To Be Studied As A Course, Nigerian Entertainment Today
• October 14:  Hov 101: Georgetown course covers Jay-Z, hip-hop, TheGrio
• October 14: Georgetown Professor Explains His New Class on Jay-Z, The Nation 
• October 13: Predicting the Syllabus for Georgetown’s Jay-Z Class, Yahoo.com
• October 13: Dyson Teaching Course on Jay-Z at Georgetown, Black Enterprise
• October 12: Georgetown Introduces a Course on Jay-Z, Complex
• October 12: Georgetown offers class on all things Jay-Z, Consequence of Sound
• October 11: Jay-Z Course Being Taught at Georgetown University, Pop Crush
• October 10: Michael Eric Dyson On Jay-Z Georgetown University Course, Rapfix, MTV 

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